Slow Start in Sunday's Practice Gives Way to More Improvement
STATESBORO, Ga. - The Eagles started a little slow at practice on Sunday afternoon, but finished up stronger as another session went into the books. Each position group ran through drills, 1-on-1 work, base plays and coverages after Georgia Southern opened the seventh day of practice with special teams.
The second half of practice featured the option versus the defense before skelly and then concluded with two periods of team versus the defense. Drills, drills and more drills sharpened the team on both offense and defense. Coach Monken told the team following practice that today was another opportunity for the Eagles to get better.
Preseason camp is not only the time for the players to learn and compete, but for the coaches to evaluate and experiment.
"What camp is for, in my mind, is that we are trying to find the best fit, the best group, the best five guys," said Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach Brent Davis. "One way where we are a little bit different is that the techniques for all our positions are very similar, so guys have to be interchangeable, and they have to learn more than one position. We're just trying to find the best fit right now. I think we're getting close to finding the best five to start out with and then from there, we need to find more guys to put in there and have them learn all the positions."
Sophomore Blake DeBartola spent time at center today with junior Brandavious Mann sliding over to the right tackle spot.
AND TWICE ON MONDAY: The Eagles will practice twice on Monday, in full pads for the morning session beginning at 9 a.m. with special teams and 16 periods, and then back to the practice fields at 4:30 p.m. for 18 additional periods. Georgia Southern does not have a scheduled practice for Tuesday and then will return for its final two-a-day practice on Wednesday. Thursday's practice will resume at the standard 2:45 p.m. time.
RED JERSEY CLUB: The "red jersey" club lost two members Sunday as freshman Darries Robinson returned to practice and sophomore wide receiver Patrick Barker moved to the "blue jersey" club.
SEASON TICKETS ON SALE: Purchase your football season tickets at 1-800-GSU-WINS or for 24/7 convenience, you can purchase tickets for 2010 in a few short clicks at GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com/tickets. Fans may also purchase tickets in person at the Athletics Ticket Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Athletics Ticket Office is located at 203 Lanier Drive, at the east end of the Stadium.
Season tickets are $120 per seat with some locations requiring a donation to the Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation. The Subway Family Plan offers another affordable option for Eagles fans with tickets for all five home games only $65 each with a minimum purchase of three tickets. The Subway Family Plan offers reserved seating in Sections A and G of the South Stands of Paulson Stadium and Subway coupons with each Subway Family Plan purchase. The Subway Family Plan includes pre-game access to the hospitality tent for free Subway subs and drinks.
MEET THE EAGLES: Several of Georgia Southern's fall sports teams will participate in a "Meet the Eagles" event next Saturday, August 14th, from 4-5:30 p.m. on Glenn Bryant Field at Paulson Stadium. Student-athletes and coaches from the Eagle football, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, cross country and the track and field teams will be present to promote their respective programs.
The event on August 14th will be the first opportunity for Georgia Southern fans to receive 2010 fall sports schedule posters and have the Eagle student-athletes and coaches autograph them. Not only will fans be able to snap photos of and with their favorite Eagles, they will also be able to take photos with Freedom, Georgia Southern University's live American bald eagle mascot. Fan favorite GUS and both Georgia Southern's all-girl and co-ed cheerleading squads will also be at Paulson Stadium for "Meet the Eagles."
FALL CAMP PRACTICE TIMES: Sessions are open to Eagle fans and will be held at the Georgia Southern practice fields unless indicated.
August 9, 2010 - practice 1 9 a.m., practice 2 4:33 p.m.
August 10, 2010 - No practice
August 11, 2010 - practice 1 9 a.m., practice 2 4:33 p.m.
August 12, 2010 - 2:45 p.m.
August 13, 2010 - 2:45 p.m.
August 14, 2010 - 10:05 a.m- 12 p.m. practice at Paulson Stadium
4-5:30 p.m. "Meet the Eagles" event at Paulson Stadium
- Category: Football
- Published on Sunday, 08 August 2010 23:11