Big South Media Day Recap


RMU is geared up for another season in the Big South, and Tuesday was media day. Photo Credit: RMU Athletics

Colby Sherwin

CHARLOTTE, N.C.– After a COVID-shortened 2020 inaugural season in the Big South, the Robert Morris football team is looking to bounce back from an 0-3 season. Today, RMU sent head coach Bernard Clark and players Tavin Harville and George Martin to Charlotte to take part in their first Big South Media Day.

Before the festivities, the Colonials had some hardware to pick up. Linebacker Aniello Buzzacco was named to the All-Preseason First Team and the Colonials were picked to finish in the last place in the conference in the preseason poll.

When asked about how it will feel to get back into fall camp, head coach Bernard Clark noted that he was grateful to be back in action as they prep for their first game on September 4 at Dayton.

“It feels great to get back out there, and to know that we will be ready to open the season in the fall,” Clark said. “We are hoping to bring back somewhat we learned in 2019, the program had its first winning season since 2010. We are trying to learn from those [2019] guys and bring [that success] back this year, but we’ve got to get these guys ready for the season [as well].”

Tavin Harville, a mainstay in the secondary for the past few seasons, spoke about his preparation for the upcoming year.

“I’m working on staying healthy…we know we are a better defense when we are all healthy,” Harville said. “I’m also trying to be a better leader, everyone needs to step up [this season] and I feel I need to as well.”

Quarterback George Martin, heading into his junior season as the lead signal-caller for the Colonials, was asked about how he will lead the offense after a stop-and-start 2020 season saw him put up some brief numbers, all highlighted by a 304-yard performance at Charleston Southern.

“We have to work as a team and not individuals. I think in the past we have fallen into that rhythm,” Martin said. “We’ve got to work together and play together. If we can do that, we can be a real dynamic offense.”

The Colonials are looking to bounce back in 2021 after a short 0-3 2020 season, and they believe that it starts via a team-oriented game.