The stench of Arkansas State University's 2021 football season won't vanish with one preseason practice.
A 2-10 record, the Red Wolves' worst mark in more than two decades. Nine straight losses spanning two-plus months. One Sun Belt Conference win a mere five years removed from a stretch of five league titles over six seasons.
For a proud program with a rich recent history, last season was nothing short of an abject disaster.
But the start of fall camp signifies the beginning of a new chapter, and a month out from its Sept. 3 opener against Grambling State, ASU will convene the first of its 14 preseason practices this morning in Jonesboro.