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USGA on UAB Football:

UAB President Ray Watts recently issued a statement saying that the university is conducting a comprehensive strategic planning process in a number of areas, including the Athletic Department.

It is no question that UAB football is on the rise. In the past two seasons, the UAB football team won a total of just five games. Under the leadership of first year head coach Bill Clark this season, the Blazers finished the regular season with a 6-6 record and are bowl eligible for the first time in a decade.

But the team has not improved in performance alone. The atmosphere surrounding the program is increasingly affirming. Coach Clark topped the list of the popular sports blog the Lost Letterman’s list of first year coaches with the biggest turnaround season. The college football world believes in the Blazers, and so does UAB. Attendance at home games this season has increased 130% from last season. At the last home game of the season against then-nationally ranked Marshall University, 28,355 fans cheered on the Blazers—and UAB led the conference in attendance.

UAB football and UAB Athletics have the full support of the Undergraduate Student Government Association. It is our hope that the administration will continue to invest in athletics to ensure a comprehensive college experience and to foster a sense of student pride in this great university. We are for UAB.

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