The Teams

Hampton University

Hampton Pirates

THE PIRATES

Coming off back-to-back winning seasons – including a 7-4 mark last season – the Hampton University football program is looking to continue building toward a resurgence. Eyeing a return to the program’s more dominant days, head coach Donovan Rose is looking to build a dynasty of dominance, using the building blocks put in place in the last few seasons.

Rose, in his fourth season as head coach, will have a new offensive coordinator this season: Earnest J. Wilson III, who in two seasons at Jackson State turned that program into an offensive juggernaut. Last season, the Tigers led the SWAC in scoring offense, total offense, passing offense, and pass efficiency. The Pirates hope Wilson’s offense, combined with an already stout defensive end of the ball, will lead to another step – if not an outright leap – in the program’s return to the top..

Hampton's University Team

Morgan State University

Hampton Pirates

THE BEARS

Donald Hill-Eley, third among winningcoaches at Morgan State with 51 wins, enters his second decade as head coach of the Bears with goals of a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and national championship caliber team in 2012. The Bears will enter the 2012 season with plenty of veterans – in fact, the team will be comprised of the most seniors (24) Hill has ever had since taking the helm of the program in 2002.

The Bears will enter the 2012 season with plenty of veterans – in fact, the team will be comprised of the most seniors (24) Hill has ever had since taking the helm of the program in 2002.


Morgan State's Team