Scott, Spartans downplay return to Richmond

NORFOLK, Va. - According to the season schedule, Richmond's homecoming game isn't until October 15th vs. Villanova. Norfolk State head football coach Latrell Scott might disagree.

Scott is a native of Richmond (Lee-Davis High School) and served as an assistant coach with the Spiders from 2005 to 2007 before taking over as head coach of the program for the 2010 season. Saturday, he leads his NSU squad against UR for the first time in program history - in a game he scheduled during his time with the Spiders.

Norfolk State head football Coach Latrell Scott during practice

Norfolk State head football Coach Latrell Scott during practice

"It's always good to go home and play in front of family and close friends and all those things, but this is not about Richmond, it's about Norfolk State," Scott told News 3. "It's about Norfolk State having the opportunity to go 2-and-0 for the first time since I don't know when. I'll have the opportunity to see everybody after the game Saturday, and hopefully it's in a victorious locker room."

"Most definitely we want to win for Coach Scott," said Spartans running back Quintreil Chung. "But it's also for the kids from Richmond who are on the team as well. They're playing against some high school friends."

Not just players from the 804, though. This week’s game also holds added meaning for three other Spartan assistant coaches. Cornerbacks coach Christian Parker (CB/WR, 2009-12) and quarterbacks coach Aaron Corp (QB, 2010-11) both played at Richmond.