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AAMU Bulldogs adjust to players sidelined

A number of players are in quarantine due to COVID protocols.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alabama A&M Football resumed practice on Monday. Due to COVID protocols, the Bulldogs are practicing in a limited capacity.

"We're a little shorthanded, we've got some guys in quarantine," said Head Football Coach Connell Maynor. "So, we're not going to get a true look of our team until we get those guys out of quarantine next week. We got to just do what we can. Offense, we got a lot of guys still on offense. Defense is where we're missing most of our guys. So, we don't get a true look of the defensive side of the ball. Therefore we're not getting a real good look on the offensive side of the ball."

Having a limited roster at practice has its obvious drawbacks, however, Coach Maynor adds that there are actually some benefits as well.

"You get to develop some more talent, and get a little bit more depth and get those guys some reps that wouldn't normally get reps," explained Maynor. "So, now they'll be game ready, and we can strengthen our depth chart with those guys getting some reps. So we just gotta keep doing the little things, the fundamentals, stay in shape and just keep working hard until those guys get back."

The Alabama A&M Bulldogs open its season at home on September 4 with a matchup against South Carolina State.

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