By RICHARD SISSON
Homecoming takes on a literal connotation this weekend as
the Bulldogs return to Joe Aillet Stadium after three weeks of away games.
Zac Champion, starting
quarterback for the Bulldogs and a senior sociology major, realized the
importance of Homecoming week.
“Homecoming is definitely a big
deal for our fans and for our team. We don’t get many
chances to play at home, period,”
Champion said. “You get a chance to show what we can
do in front of a pretty good size crowd.”
Homecoming revolves around the football game and the need
to prepare for the game is not lost upon Champion.
“You try to prepare as much as
you can; our coaches do a good job of it,”
Champion said. “I constantly come into the field house [and I] watch film on my
own time. A lot of times I come in here at 10 o’clock
at night to watch film.”
The game against the Idaho Vandals also spotlights a time
when alumni flock to campus to see how their university has changed and how
their team will fare.
“All these alumni coming in
watching the game is definitely a big deal,”
Homecoming is not all business for Champion as he gets a
chance to absorb the vibe surrounding the campus.
“People [are] excited with what’s going on. [Homecoming is] an exciting time and it’s fun to be around [campus],”
With Champion at the helm, the Bulldogs are sure to give
the fans a game to remember.