• 72°
franklin county times

Carr faces challenges at EMCC

By By Will Bardwell / staff writer
June 9, 2004
SCOOBA The Roger Carr era at East Mississippi Community College began even before he was hired to the full-time staff.
The new EMCC football coach attended the team's spring drills for 20 days in March, familiarizing himself with new faces on the field and within his staff.
Carr said one of the things that stuck out immediately about his team was its youth.
The first-year coach will put his stamp on the team immediately. East Mississippi will rely on speed on both sides of the ball to try to out-manuever bigger, stronger teams.
Carr ought to be able to recognize talented receivers when he sees them. The former Baltimore Colt was an All-Pro in 1976 and led the NFL in receiving yards that year with 1,112 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The Lions will continue the speed-over-strength theme on defense with a new defensive alignment.
Carr said depth will again be a problem for EMCC's defense, but that the centerpieces of the 4-2-5 formation the linebackers should be able to help make up for problems up front.
We're a bit thin on the defensive line, but we moved some people around, and we've got some good inside linebackers," Carr said.

Franklin County

NWSCC receives $18,000 in grants from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

News

Russellville equine therapy visits library program

News

Steam locomotive delivery to Red Bay delayed, arrives July 1

News

Local author holds book signing at RPL

Franklin County

Former Russellville resident performs ‘Miracle Worker’

News

Presenting: Miss Phil Campbell

Franklin County

All American Tang Soo Do students recognized

News

Russellville High School students sign to pursue fine arts careers

Franklin County

Football Funday, special needs probowl take place June 15

Galleries

PHOTOS: RMS students take the stage for spring sing

News

Russellville member named among finalists for GFWC Jennie Award

East Franklin

East Franklin Junior High celebrates May 21 graduation

Belgreen

Belgreen Class of 2024 celebrates graduation

Franklin County

Local churches plan Vacation Bible School programs

Galleries

PHOTOS: Tharptown High School Wildcats graduate

Galleries

PHOTOS: Phil Campbell High School students graduate

Franklin County

NEMCC announces more than 400 to spring vice president’s list

Franklin County

UNA releases spring dean’s, president’s lists

News

Roxy holds June 15 concert, plans other events

Franklin County

Free summer meal program available at Franklin County Schools

News

PHOTOS: Red Bay High School graduates celebrate

Vina

PHOTOS: Vina High School graduates celebrate

News

PHOTOS: Russellville High School Class of 2024 graduates

Franklin County

RPD, FCSO raise funds through softball game

x