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2013 Tiger Football Stadium Day

2013 Tiger Football Stadium Day

Jul 30, 2013

2013 Texas Southern University Media Day

The Texas Southern University Tigers football team is preparing for the 2013 season under second year head coach Darrell Asberry.

TSU will play their second season in their new home, the BBVA Compass Stadium, where they will host five games in 2013. One of the biggest events in the new stadium this season is the Labor Day Classic game against Prairie View A&M on August 31st. The Tigers are expecting to play before their first sellout crowd in the 22,000 seat facility. TSU will also face Alabama State, Alcorn (homecoming), Southern and a non-conference game against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) member, Howard in BBVA Compass Stadium.

Coach Asberry continues to rebuild the program and has a renewed vigor about his program's future now that the road ahead is clear regarding the NCAA sanctions and APR issues.

"We have a clean slate and know the direction our program is heading," said Asberry. "Our future is bright and we are building toward championship status."

Asberry has brought in new coaching blood to help with the defense, defensive coordinator Michael Vite and linebackers coach Cedric Thornton. Vite has a wealth of experience and success throughout his more than 30-year career. Thornton was the defensive coordinator at Alabama State before coming to TSU. Coach Asberry says the mixture of old blood and new blood is what the Tigers need to ignite a defense that is undersized but fast. Asberry says the key will be for the defense to play as a unit and swarm to the ball.

The Tiger offense should be dynamic; they are loaded with talent at every position. Coach Asberry and his staff have beefed up the offensive line and brought in one of the top junior college running backs in the country, Daveonn Porter. TSU will have nine quarterbacks in camp including Jay Christophe, MVP from the Texas-Louisiana game, Homer Causey from Shaw and redshirt junior Jamal Smalls. Coach Asberry says he has the quarterbacks to play any style he wants. They can get the ball down the field, read zones or make plays with their feet. "The bottom line is... I need a leader," said Asberry. "I'm looking for the guy who the team will rally around and who can take a game over and win two or three games himself."

It's an exciting time to be a Tigers fan. You are invited to come out and see why we are so excited about this season. Head coach Darrell Asberry, his assistant coaches and several key players will be available for interviews during the TSU Tigers 2013 Football Media Day. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the BBVA Compass Stadium.

You can apply for your 2013-14 season or game credentials online at www.tsuball.com. Go to Inside Athletics then the Sports Information page and complete the credential application.

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