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Jackson State AD Braddy in Limbo About 11th Game
Jackson State will not be able to schedule an 11th game unless the date of the Capital City Classic is changed, athletic director Bob Braddy insists.
Braddy would like to see the game against Alcorn State moved to Thanksgiving day or, at least, during that week. The switch would open Nov. 21 for another nonconference game.
“We get inquiries (about playing) all the time,” Braddy said. “Certainly, we’d love to have a money game. … We’ve got Southeastern Louisiana, UAB and other schools in Alabama.
“We can’t do anything until we have the capability of having that open date.”
JSU currently has open dates on Sept. 26 and Oct. 31. Braddy said they could fill the Oct. 31 slot, but would need to move the Alcorn game to avoid playing eight consecutive weeks in a row.
Administrations from the schools have not met face to face, according to Braddy. But the JSU athletic director said he has communicated his ideas to Alcorn athletic director Darren Hamilton. Hamilton cannot comment on anything football-related because of a pending lawsuit filed by former coach Ernest Jones.
A message left at the office of Alcorn State president George Ross was not immediately returned.
“I just don’t know how they feel about it,” Braddy said. “Bottom line, I’m waiting to hear from Alcorn.
“Just about every school in the nation plays that weekend. … To me it’s really a no-brainer.”
Braddy in limbo about 11th game
By Kareem Copeland, The Clarion-Ledger (AL)