Troy wins over A&M

By Taylor Fraze Troy head football coach Jon Sumrall earned his first win as Troy’s head coach with a 38-17 victory over Alabama A&M Saturday night. Troy reported attendance at 87-percent capacity as 26,189 fans waited in anticipation for Sumrall’s first home game leading the Trojans. The weather was not pleasant, but the fans remained fired up and contributed to the electric atmosphere at The Vet. The game kicked off at 6:02 p.m. with A&M receiving the ball first. The offense was dormant on both sides as the weather seemed…

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New year, new coach

Sumrall steps in to lead Trojan football Jack Ryan  Miller-Wells Staff Writer  After three straight five-win seasons and a heartbreaking season-ending loss, Troy Football began looking for a new beginning. Enter Jon Sumrall. Sumrall, not a stranger to Troy, has been here with success before. Under then-coach Neal Brown, Sumrall was the assistant head coach, linebackers coach, and special teams coordinator from 2015-2017.  During his tenure, the Trojans saw massive achievements, having a cumulative record of 25-13, winning their two bowl game appearances during that time, and becoming the first…

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Football staff announcements + spring game update

Wesley Kircharr Sports Writer The Troy football team is making big strides into its next campaign as it announced key hires and began its spring practice.  Head Coach Chip Lindsey announced earlier this week Dayne Brown would be promoted and the Trojans would welcome a new face to the staff, Caleb Ross. Brown has been with the Trojans since the 2019 season where he has served as the director of recruiting. Brown spent one season with the Kansas Jayhawks where he was the assistant director of recruiting, as well as…

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Troy lands Luke Meadows as OL coach

( Photo / Troy Athletics ) Luke Meadows joins the 2021 Troy coaching staff as the offensive coordinator and the offensive line coach. Meadows previously served as the offensive line coach at Kansas before joining the Trojans. Kennedy Roy Sports Editor On Tuesday, Troy announced the hire of Luke Meadows as its offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Meadows spent the past two seasons serving as the offensive line coach at Kansas. He also served on staff with Chip Lindsay at Southern Miss when Lindsay was the Golden Eagles offensive…

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THE PALLADIUM IS HOME!

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy football team cruised to a victory behind 40 unanswered points to leave Middle Tennessee State with a 47-14 loss Saturday at Floyd Stadium.  The Trojans returned to Troy with the Palladium trophy, the hardware given to the team that wins the old Sun Belt rivalry coined the Battle for the Palladium.  “It’s extremely exciting (to start this season off with a win),” said Head Coach Chip Lindsey. “At one point, we weren’t sure if we would play.  “I told our guys that before we…

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