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Raheem Morris sad to see alma mater drop football



Hofstra University, the small Long Island private school Bucs coach Raheem Morris attended, announced today its decision to discontinue its football program.

The news was a shock to Morris, who still communicated with people at the school and counts his former coach as one of his role models.

"It's a sad state of affairs," Morris said. "It was weird because it kind of happened out of nowhere. So, I don't really have a reaction right now other than I'm just saddened for all my people that are there. I just saw two of their coaches down here recruiting yesterday. Obviously it was a shock for their football program and their football family."

Morris is one of the school's more famous former players, but there have been other NFL success stories.

"Me and Marques Colston and Wayne Chrebet and Lance Schulters will have to get together and have a memorial service," Morris said. "When you build a program from a Division III program to -- at the time -- a national Division I-AA powerhouse, to see it drop football with no (warning), I don't know what the problem was."

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:50pm]


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