HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Things are little bit louder around the Hampton University football team these days. That’s mainly because new head coach Connell Maynor has no problems, shall we say “kindly reminding” his players when they’ve done something incorrect.
“I’m aggressive,” said Maynor, who won 45 games in four seasons at Winston-Salem State University before heading to Hampton, “I think I’m a players coach. I’m a no-nonsense kind of guy, hold guys accountable, and I don’t mind getting in your face.”
He’s demonstrated that on more than a few occasions, but his players don’t seem to mind. At least not after those first few seconds. “He’s going to push you to your limit,” said junior wide receiver Leon Shorter, “If he finds out you have more, and he sees more in you, he’s going to push you.”
Maynor will try and push the Pirates past their 2013 season, when they won just four games.
“We want to prove everybody wrong,” said senior quarterback Jorrean Washington, “Everybody’s doubting us. They put us at 7th (in the MEAC standings), and we’re ready to prove everybody wrong.”
The Pirates will have the opportunity to make a statement right away, considering they kick off in Norfolk against Old Dominion University.