Hofstra defensive coordinator going up against former team

This Saturday’s annual homecoming game at Shuart Stadium against Maine will feature a reunion of a different variety for Hofstra defensive coordinator Rich Nagy, who was an assistant coach with the Black Bears from 2001-2005.

Nagy, who took over the Hofstra defense this season after spending the last three seasons at Murray State, will be going up against Maine for the first time since exiting the fellow Colonial Athletic Association North Division school four years ago. However the former standout running back at Trinity College is trying to treat this homecoming with Maine head coach Jack Cosgrove as just like any other game.

“Once the game starts it’s really about the competition and the winning and losing,” said Nagy, who remains close friends with much of the Maine coaching staff including Cosgrove. “I won’t be concerned about who is on the other side”

Hofstra (3-2, 1-1), which is coming off a 24-17 upset over seventh ranked James Madison, kicks off its homecoming game against Maine (2-3, 1-1) starting at 1 p.m..

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