DETROIT, M.I. (WIVB) – With the 2016 season on the horizon, it was once again time for the Mid-American Conference Football Media Day. Detroit’s Ford hosted the University at Buffalo Bulls as well as the rest of the teams from the MAC.
For the Bulls, it was all smiles at the home of the 2016 MAC Championship. Senior cornerback Boise Ross brightened the mood when he revealed that he loves knitting, watching movies, and the popular television game show “Family Feud.” Senior running back Jordan Johnson and UB Director of Athletics Allen Greene were also on hand to address the media.
On a more football-related note, Bulls Head Coach Lance Leopold was asked about what it is going to take for his team to get back to Detroit for the championship game. “One, you need to stay healthy. But again, you have to be consistent,” he said. “When we line up against the teams that have been here, we’ve got to find a way to execute and play fundamentally sound football, physical football and win on a consistent basis.”
Last season, the Bulls posted a 5-7 record and went 3-5 in conference play. Overall, UB finished fourth in the MAC’s East Division.
Earlier today, the MAC ranked the Bulls fourth in their East Division preseason poll with 75 points. Bowling Green was picked to lead the East Division with 136 points.
The Bulls open up the 2016 campaign on Friday, September 2 at home where they will welcome the Albany Great Danes. Albany went 3-8 last season, only winning twice at home. The Bulls also began last season against Albany, winning 51-14. Joe Licata threw for 246 yards and two touchdowns, while Anthone Taylor had 104 yards on the ground, finding the endzone twice.