Written by Thomas Scott
September 9th, 2019
Despite being picked to finish last, Kentucky State University Coach Charlie Jackson had a calm demeanor when we spoke with him at the 2019 SIAC Football Media Day at the College Football Hall of Fame. Turning around the Thorobreds program wouldn’t be an easy task. Heading into the season, Kentucky State was in the midst of a 12 game losing streak and hadn’t won a game since October 28, 2017!
Prior to taking the job at Kentucky State, Jackson was the defensive assistant coach and defensive backs coach for the Atlanta Falcons during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Atlanta Falcons Head Coach, Dan Quinn had this to say about Jackson:
“Charlie Jackson is a leader in the highest sense. His ability to connect with players and coaches is remarkable. Charlie’s awareness for the situation and what’s needed at the crucial time will provide the team at Kentucky State a clear vision toward success in all areas.“Dan Quinn
Jackson told BlackBall Sports, this season’s motto for Kentucky State was “Compete Against Perfection.” He explained what that meant below
On Saturday, the Thorobreds played a nearly perfect game against FCS opponent, Robert Morris. Kentucky State’s offense dominated time of possession by establishing the run.
The Thorobreds ran the ball 51 times out of 61 total plays on offense. Brett Sylve led the team with 87 yards rushing, while QB Jaylen Myers adding 65 yards rushing and a passing touchdown.
Next week The Thorobreds will begin SIAC play and host Tuskegee University at home.