For the Albany State football team, there's no more finger pointing. A change in the win column has changed the attitude of the Golden Rams.
However, there's no time to celebrate as ASU heads to Macon this week. Albany State is facing an improved Lane College football team guided by dangerous Dragons quarterback, Chris Rini.
Rini has passed for 1,042 yards and added 246 on the ground to lead the Dragons in both offensive categories.
In 2011, Albany State lost to Lane College for the first time in school history by the final of 26-24. It's easy to play the revenge card, but ASU Head Coach Mike White is trying to bury that aspect of this SIAC game.
"I don't think we need any payback deals here...we have enough issues here on our own. We have our work cut out, but I think we can get it done," Coach White said.
Not focused on revenge, the Golden Rams are looking at that Lane passing attack.
"I don't know if our defense can hold this group down, they're throwing the ball that well. It's going to take a super effort," White said.
ASU quarterback Keenan Grissett has been ruled out for Saturday's game. Grissett started the game against Kentucky State before giving way to David Kooi
Kooi started ASU's first four games and will get another chance to start this weekend. The Music City Classic kicks off Saturday at 5 PM.