With a 17-0 victory over Detroit King last Friday, Detroit Cass Tech moved its record to 5-0 and further established itself as one of the top teams in the state. That isn't a surprising place to find a team with at least four major college talents on its roster. However, the Technicians have seemingly always had a great deal of talent without but haven't experienced similar results. So what's different?
"It's because we are playing as a team…as a family instead like last year when we weren't," explained star defensive tackle William Campbell. "There were a lot of individuals last year."
A similar display of playing for the man next to you took place in Ann Arbor on Saturday. The Wolverine defense kept the game in reach for an offense that was amazingly inept. At the break all seemed lost, but Campbell believed there was still hope for the Maize & Blue.
"I thought it was over," Campbell said admitting his halftime thoughts. "But from previous times being up there I knew they were a fourth quarter team. I told my coach before the third quarter was over with that it was going to be 21-19. It was right after we left because we had to go somewhere."
Campbell wasn't in the stadium to witness the entire comeback, but he did follow it on the radio. He'll back in Ann Arbor check out the winged helmets for at least one game (Michigan State on October 25th) in the coming weeks and maybe even more. The question of when he'll visit LSU, Miami, and USC, however, still hasn't been answered.
"I haven't set them up yet because I have to talk to Coach Wilcher to find out when we're not going to play on a Saturday," he said.
Campbell indicated he still plans to graduate early and enroll in January.