Spring Practice Report #5
Second year head coach Chris Hatcher thought both the players and coaches enjoyed the time off, then came back ready to work.
“I think more mentally it was nice for them (the players) than anything, and even for the coaches. We’ve been hard at it since the end of the season with recruiting then we had a good off-season. As far as the mental aspect, as well as physically, I thought the break was really good. Our execution will pick back up, that’s always to be expected when you come back off a layoff. You are a little rusty. Today we were but, again, we had a good attitude, worked hard and worked through it towards the end of practice,” said Hatcher. “I thought our intensity was good. We flew around the field. I thought as far as our attitude and flying around on defense it was a lot better today than the Friday before spring break.”
With less than three weeks remaining, this will be the only week of three scheduled practices. The final two weeks have four scheduled practice dates, including the Blue-White game which culminates spring drills.
The quarterback situation continues to be a topic of discussion. Redshirt-freshman Lee Chapple along with sophomores Kyle Collins and Billy Lowe are vying for the starting job. According to Hatcher, “No one has really stood out above everyone else. We got three good ones battling. We feel good about all three of them, but one has to make a move. Each day one of them does something a little better than the other, we have to find the one that is the most consistent.”
BLUE-WHITE GAME TO BE SPONSORED: This year’s annual Blue-White game will be presented by the Georgia Neighborhood Ford Dealers. The game is scheduled for Saturday, April 12th at Paulson Stadium. Play-by-play voice Chris Blair and color analyst Terry Harvin will broadcast the game on Eagle 102.9 FM and via the internet at www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com. The radio show will begin 30 minutes before the 1 p.m. kickoff. Check with the Athletics Department website for all the latest details.
SPRING PRACTICE SCHEDULE
(dates/times subject to change... all times at 8 a.m. unless otherwise noted)
Thursday, March 27 (full)
Friday, March 28 (full, 2:30 p.m.)
Monday, March 31 (shells)
Tuesday, April 1 (full)
Thursday, April 3 (shells)
Friday, April 4 (full)
Tuesday, April 8 (full)
Thursday, April 10 (full)
Friday, April 11 (shorts)
Saturday, April 12: Blue-White game presented by the Georgia Neighborhood Ford Dealers (1 p.m.)
- Category: Football
- Published on Tuesday, 25 March 2008 00:20