(STATS) – There were so many positives about Jacksonville State’s 2014 season, including a perfect record in the Ohio Valley Conference, record-setting numbers and numerous individual accolades.But the Gamecocks have spent the offseason – a long one, at that – trying to get rid of the bad taste left in their mouths.And there really won’t be another possible rinsing until December.By then, the 24-team FCS playoffs will be underway, and Jacksonville State hopes to make amends for last season’s loss at home as the No. 3 seed playing in its first game. Granted, the defeat came against eventual national semifinalist Sam Houston State, but it doesn’t matter to the Gamecocks because they envisioned being the ones to get that far.”We didn’t make our team goals,” JSU coach John Grass said, “so this team is hungry to get back to that point and, hopefully, we’ll be able to do that and do something a little better with an opportunity we’re given when we make the playoffs.”Jacksonville State returns 44 lettermen and 16 starters from the team which had a 10-game winning streak before the playoff loss, and there’s enough talent to envision another undefeated run in the OVC.Except the Gamecocks can’t… Read full this story
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