Concordia held its annual football media day on Tuesday. The Cobbers hosted television reporters from three different television stations as well as the Fargo Forum newspaper.
"We are very fortunate to be in an area where we get incredible media coverage," commented head coach Terry Horan. "We are the only school in the MIAC that has extensive local television and newspaper coverage on a daily basis."
Horan and several key players from this year's team spent the morning answering questions and commenting about this year's squad and the expectations this team has after an 8-2 season in 2012.
In addition to the players getting a chance to hone their interview skills, it gives the media their first look at how this season will shake out.
Concordia's media day is different than other Division I or II schools as it gives each individual media member a chance to talk with Horan and the players on a one-to-one basis.
"It's a lot more personable," viewed KVLY-TV sports director Jamal Spencer. "Coach Horan will spend talk with us off camera and take the time to chat as person-to-person not as just members of the media." Spencer, who is originally from Michigan and spent time covering sports in the Lansing area, also assessed the quality of the preparation and attention to detail on media day. "Concordia does a great job sending out info ahead of time to help us get prepared for the day and once we are there it is very organized and structured."
Concordia has been conducting football media days for over 20 years. It ends up being the unofficial kickoff to the fall season for the Concordia sports information department and starts the long trek until the end of track and field season at the end of May.
Horan summed up media day by saying, "I know that once we have media day summer