Tigers Face Tough Schedule

Earnest Wilson III could not have drawn a tougher schedule in his first year as the Savannah State head football coach. The Tigers open the 2013 season at Georgia Southern followed by a road game at Troy. SSU hosts Fort Valley State in their third game but travel to Miami-Florida the week after. If there is any compensation, Savannah State stands to make $635,000 for their troubles. GSU will pay $85,000 while Troy will write the Tigers a check for $175,000. The biggest payday of the season comes from Miami where SSU will collect $375,000. FVSU will receive a $30,000 guarantee from Savannah State. After the Miami game, SSU will finish the schedule with eight straight MEAC contests.

Tech WR Transfers To SSU

Former Georgia Tech wide receiver Jeremy Moore has transferred to Savannah State. The 6-3, 180 senior joins a talented group of pass catchers at SSU should fit into the Tigers pass-happy offense. The Austin, Texas native started six of the 11 games he played in last season where he caught 10 passes for 194 yards. He played in three games in 2011 and sat out the 2010 season to recover from knee surgery. Moore was redshirted in 2009.

Wilson Names Football Captains

Savannah State football coach Earnest Wilson III has named his team captains for the season opener at Georgia Southern on August 31. Seniors John Wilson, Micah Blount and Jake Durham along with sophomore Devin Stainrod have been selected. Wilson is a defensive back, Blount is a defensive end, Durham is a wide receiver and Stainrod is a offensive lineman.

NCCU Fires Football Coach

North Carolina Central has fired head football coach Henry Frazier III. Frazier was arrested for the second time on August 19. Frazier was arrested for violating a domestic violence protection order between him and his ex-wife, Lanier Turner Frazier. Media reports say the protection order stems from the incident that led to Frazier’s first arrest in May of 2012 for assault on a female. On Aug. 20, Frazier was suspended. He was fired a day later. Central finished the 2012 season with a 6-5 record and the Eagles were picked to finish fourth in the MEAC this season. Dewayne Foster has been appointed the interim head coach. NCCU opens the season on August 31 against Duke.

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