The hard work required to play football at Hofstra was on display before a large audience in the New York metropolitan region when Coach Dave Cohen’s team appeared on WPIX's CW11 Morning News earlier today. During the first of three segments that aired at 6:38 a.m., Coach Cohen explained to WPIX field reporter Larry Hoff the grueling schedule it takes to be a Hofstra football player, which includes 6:15 a.m. lifting, academic classes, film sessions, meetings, practice and an .
“The balance between getting a great education at Hofstra and playing football, there is a lot of work but these are special guys,” Cohen stated in his interview with Hoff while Pride lineman were shown lifting 70 pound dumbbells and members of Hofstra’s cheerleading and dance teams cheered them on in Shuart Stadium's south end zone.
The hard work paid off for Hofstra last week with the Pride upsetting seventh ranked James Madison 24-17 two days ago to improve to 3-2 and 1-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association. The other two segments with Hoff promoted Hofstra’s homecoming game this Saturday against Maine starting at 1 p.m.