After taking last Tuesday off for Troy football to win the Palladium Trophy for the fifth straight year, head coach Larry Blakeney and I are back at Santa Fe Cattle Company in Troy for another edition of Trojan Talk tonight from 7p-8p! Your calls and Coach's insights drive the show, so make sure you ring us up toll-free at 1-866-736-5889, and listen in either on one of our Troy ISP Sports Network stations or online at troytrojans.com. We once again will be featuring Santa Fe's outstanding menu (and we'll be giving away free food), and a chance to win an authentic game-worn Troy football jersey by registering at our broadcast table! If you're on Facebook, you can post your questions or comments by becoming a fan of our Facebook page.
This weekend the Troy rodeo team hosts the "Trojan Stampede" event at the Pike County Cattlemen's Association Complex south of Troy on Hwy. 231. Troy rodeo coach Josh Simmons spoke with the media yesterday and gave a preview: http://is.gd/fYN0Y.
Also on Monday, Troy football again gathered at the Courtyard by Marriott for its weekly press conference. I recorded the digital thoughts of Coach Blakeney, senior WR Tebiarus Gill, sophomore DE Jonathan Massaquoi, and freshman QB Corey Robinson and senior WR Jerrel Jernigan, who spoke together.
Finally, on a personal note, I was downtown at the square on Saturday morning for the Troy Rotary Club's cancer awareness fundraiser 5k, and had a terrific experience. I was always told from my early youth onward that, if I worked hard and kept working towards my goals, it would ultimately pay off! This photo from Saturday affirms it. True greatness personified!
Coach and I hope to hear from you tonight on Trojan Talk. Here's to the school we love; we are Trojans one and all!