MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Fridays are all about high school football. The spotlight shifts on Saturdays to college football. This weekend is homecoming for the Bulldogs of Alabama A&M University. AAMU’s students and fans are also bragging about an undefeated season so far.
Many in Alabama know the AAMU football team is on fire. One man known to help fan the flames is Ted Dixie.
“It’s exciting, I have to temper my excitement sometimes, so we can deliver the stories to the listeners,” said Dixie.
Dixie is in his sixth year working as Color Commentator for the Bulldogs.
‘Sometimes I have to bite a towel or my finger while the play-by-play commentator does his thing,” added Dixie.
The AAMU community will be doing its thing this weekend. The school is celebrating its homecoming.
‘From a fan`s perspective, this is a tune-up to the 71st Annual Magic City Classic, two weeks from now in Birmingham,” added Dixie.
Homecoming is a big deal for all colleges and universities.
‘You`re looking for people who you went to class with, graduated with you, came to school at the same time, your roommates, old boyfriends and girlfriends. You want to to get a feel for when you were in your young 20s or late teens,” added Dixie.
Dixie hopes the Bulldogs will find their opponents in the right position for a victory.
‘We`re looking for a quick start from the offense, to get our field turf hot with little streaks of fire as the bulldogs get several touchdowns,” added Dixie.
The AAMU Bulldogs are undefeated for the season. This is the first time the Bulldogs have been 6-0 since 1966. Lewis Crews was the coach in 1966. This year’s record includes a 5-0 mark in their conference.