High expectations abound for UAM as practice starts
After the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s best season under his tutelage, Boll Weevil head football coach Hud Jackson led his team onto the field at Willis “Convoy” Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium Sunday night to begin fall practice for the 2019 campaign. Tuesday, UAM was voted fifth in the Great American Conference preseason poll with 66 points.
The 2018 Weevils finished the regular season 6-5 following a dramatic 20-17, last-second win over their rivals from Southern Arkansas University (the first time a Jackson UAM squad had bested SAU) and, as a reward, the Kelly Green and White was selected to its first postseason game in 25 years. Although UAM came out on the short end of a hard-fought Corsicana Bowl to Emporia State University, the 6-6 final record marked Jackson’s first non-losing season in Monticello.
Read the entire article and see the GAC preseason poll in this week's Advance-Monticellonian—out now!