Ten Practices Down, Five to Go
STATESBORO, Ga. - As Eagle Coach Jeff Monken relayed to the members of his Georgia Southern football team at the end of practice, today is now history and they can't ever get the day back. Practice number 10 went into the books with the players continuing to work on fundamentals through position drills and periods of team contact. The Eagles had two sessions of team contact, rotating three designated groups through series of offense versus defense.
"This is mentally challenging for our defense as well as for our offense to learn our new schemes and a new system," said Eagles first-year Coach Jeff Monken. "Everybody is learning and we have thrown a lot of stuff at them. We really tried to back off today and tried to concentrate on our base plays and the fundamentals."
Yesterday, Monken emphasized the need to put two practices together, as today was the final day of back-to-back practice sessions for the spring. The Eagles have four practices remaining before the final scrimmage at Paulson Stadium at 1 p.m. on April 17th, the Blue-White Spring Game, presented by Franklin Toyota.
LITTLE EAGLES FOOTBALL CAMP
Prior to the Georgia Southern Eagle players taking the field for spring game, the "Little Eagles" will have their chance to learn what it takes to wear the blue and white. Children ages 4-12 will spend from 11 a.m. until noon at Paulson Stadium on Saturday, April 17th with coaches and players. A series of "combine drills" will be set up on the field and the "Little Eagles" can also learn how to run and throw the football, punt, and make a field goal. Admission is free, but all parents must register their children at Bishop Field House beginning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (912) 478-5377.
COACHES CLINIC BEGINS THURSDAY
Georgia Southern Football's spring Coaches Clinic begins this Thursday-Saturday, April 8-10, with coaching sessions and chalk talks with the Eagles staff. For additional information, contact Vic Cabral at (912) 478-5522 or by fax at (912) 478-5059. The Coaches' Clinic brochure and the full schedule of events is available on the GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com website. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required of all coaches. The Coaches Clinic is $40 per individual.
THIRD ANNUAL EFAA REVERSE RAFFLE
The Eagle Football Alumni Association (EFAA) sponsors the third annual $10,000 Reverse Raffle which will be held the night of the Blue-White Spring Game, Saturday, April 17th, from 7-11 p.m., at the Gene Bishop Field House. Reverse Raffle tickets can be purchased from the Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation for $100 each and each ticket covers food, beverages for the ticket purchaser and a guest. Live entertainment will be provided by the "Positions," a Savannah-area band with a playlist that includes mix of music from the 1960s through the 1990s and everything from Calypso and classic rock to Motown and R & B.
One of the highlights of the evening is the live auction featuring sports memorabilia, game day experience packages, hunting and fishing trips with former players, and many more unique items. A silent auction held during the first part of the event includes a variety of Georgia Southern and collegiate football items.
For more information about the event or to purchase tickets for the Reverse Raffle, contact the Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation at (912) 478-5520.
SEASON TICKET RENEWALS
Season ticket renewal packages went out in the mail April 1 to all 2009 football season ticket holders with the option to renew those locations by June 1. For additional information or questions about season tickets, please call Kay Shuman in the Georgia Southern Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-GSU-WINS (478-9467) or (912) GSU-WINS (478-9467). Season ticket holders may renew online at www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com by clicking on the "Renew Season Tickets" graphic on the right side of the website, call the ticket office local or toll-free number or stop by the office at 203 Lanier Drive, Statesboro, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Category: Football
- Published on Tuesday, 06 April 2010 21:57