Huntsville, Ala. - (WHNT) Columbia is going in a new direction after winning just one game in the last two seasons. Chris Hancock took over as head coach a few months ago and is working everyday to change the culture around his Eagles program.
"A good football team is going to be able to come out here and practice hard everyday," Hancock said after a spirited workout in near 100 degree temperatures this week. That new energy comes from Hancock and his staff who are trying to help the team rebound from several tough seasons. The Eagles will need a great year from senior running back Terence Humphrey who is garnering attention from several SEC programs. Humphrey says the influence of his new coach is contagious.
"He pumps us up everyday before we come out to practice. Telling us what we need to do, he has everything scheduled and he's really into it. "
Columbia has a jamboree game Friday at New Hope and begins the regular season on August 29th against Butler.