Lamb Talks MU Football at Annual "Pigskin Preview"
MACON, Ga. – Mercer University has not played a down of football since announcing the reinstatement of the sport in 2013, yet Bears’ Head Coach Bobby Lamb turned out to be one of the more sought out interviews at the 2011 Pigskin Preview held at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. The event is a “media day” for intercollegiate football programs at all levels in the state of Georgia.
With MU’s fledgling program still two years away from its first game, many of the estimated 30-plus media members in attendance were interested in hearing about what it’s been like for Mercer’s mentor to re-start the Bears’ program after a 70-year hiatus.
“This was a great event and I appreciated the opportunity to tell everyone about the exciting things going on in our program,” said Lamb. “It was also great to have Mercer represented right there alongside Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern and all the others when talking about football in the state of Georgia. It was important for us to generate the recognition that Mercer is a Division I football option for young men beginning in 2012 when we sign our first recruiting class.
“The Pigskin Preview was a first-class event and I look forward to our participation again next year and beyond.”
It was announced just yesterday that the Bears’ program was accepted for admission in the Pioneer Football League when it begins play in 2013. Lamb said he expects to announce two of his staff positions prior to July 1 and that stadium/field house information is also forthcoming in the near future.