Grambling football players wear custom suits at SWAC Media Day

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Hue Jackson was smiling and laughing while shaking hands with Deion Sanders and giving hugs to Roland James during his first SWAC Media Day as Grambling coach. He was flanked by linebacker Joshua Reed and offensive lineman Tyler Thomas, and all of them talked about putting in work.

In keeping with the style he is accustomed to, Jackson had a tailor come from Dallas, he called the players in and took a page out of Jackson State University coach “Primetime” Sanders’s book: “If you look good, you feel good and you play good.”

The players had their numbers sewn on the inside of their suits and their numbers on the sleeves of their dress shirts. The suit jackets were black with a yellow stripe on wide lapels outlined in yellow going down the side of the jacket, accentuated with a black-and-yellow “G.”

July 21, 2022;  Birmingham, AL, USA;  Grambling State head coach Hue Jackson speaks on the main stage during the Southwestern Athletic Conference Media Day at the Sheraton Birmingham.  Gary Cosby Jr. - The Tuscaloosa News

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Jackson wants his players to look good and feel good. He knows the task he has taken on is daunting. The Tigers’ last SWAC championship came in 2017. To contend for the title this season, the team will not only need a positive attitude but more players making the all-conference team. In the last season, they have put three players on the squad; defensive back Kenan Fontenot, defensive lineman Sundiata Anderson and kicker and punter Garrett Urban.

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