- Dec 31, 2010
the Pirates move into the CAA from the Big South Conference where they played after leaving the MEAC after the 2017 season...CAA preseason pollsters don't give HU much respect voting them to finish in last place in the preseason poll...
Coach Robert Prunty praises the CAA in his Media Day remarks and doesn't expect his squad to be intimidated...he has some talent returning on both sides of the ball, but will likely not know his QB until the week of his first game...there'll be a three way battle for the key position.
Prunty states that Hampton's defense needed to improve this year...he went out and hired a new defensive coordinator named Cosh...it's Chris Cosh, Spiders offensive coordinator Billy Cosh's brother...how's that for irony and intrigue...let's hope Chris can't slow down Billy's Air Raid scheme too much!
there's not much history between these two programs, but the 2015 FCS Playoff Spiders did squeak out a very tough 31-28 win at Hampton early in the season...this year's game is also the Pirates Homecoming game...I expect we will get their very best effort...but if the Spiders are going to make a run at the CAA Championship battle this is a road game that is an absolute must win...
enjoy Episode Seven of the Countdown...