TOWSON, Md. -- The usual lunch time chatter in the Susquehanna wasn't just centered around students catching up from the holiday weekend. People were talking Tiger football and leading the discussion was new football coach Rob Ambrose.
He surprised the core of campus several weeks ago by taking the first day of Spring Practice to Burdick Field. Today, he waited in the chow line like everyone else, pulled up a seat and talked Tiger football with anyone that was in ear shot.
SGA members, Doc's Army faithful, members of the Band and even the current and future SGA Presidents pulled up a chair and launched into question after question from tailgating and win totals to play calling and spreading the word about game days.
He wouldn't make any prognostications on how many wins the team would have or even blame the former coaching staff for what happened on the field last season. He just promised that the team the students see this fall will play hard nosed football from the first whistle to the last. He reminded them that he too was once a Towson student, sitting in the Susquehanna wanting his fellow classmates to come out in support of the team. "If it takes running naked through campus," coach Ambrose laughed. He is willing to do what it takes to put butts in seats and provide the Towson Community with a product worth bleeding Black and Gold for.
The questions came fast and furious but they were genuine. Two marching band member all but begged him to put a winning team on the field. It is their final year at Towson and they wanted to end their careers as both marching band members and Towson football fans on a high note. Coach Ambrose thank them for their enthusiasm and continued to explain his mission to revitalize the program.
With the Spring Game quickly approaching (Saturday, April 25), Coach Ambrose will continue to make his "Meet and Eats" rounds to encourage students to start the day with the Black and Gold Spring football game then proceed to Tiger Fest. So if you did not get a chance to meet the Coach today there are several more opportunities this week:
Tuesday, April 14th
In the Patuxent @ 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15th
In the Glen Dinning Hall @ 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 16th
In Newell Dinning @ 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.