All About the Repetitions
STATESBORO, Ga. - Day two of Georgia Southern's spring football practice didn't look too much different than day one, but Coach Jeff Monken will be the final judge of that. After he watches the film from practice today, he'll focus in on the areas where the Eagles need to continue to make improvements.
As compared to last year, when the Eagles were still trying to find their way in team and individual drills early on, the steps are surer and most importantly, the tempo is quicker. The faster pace allows both the offense and defense to get more reps in during each practice and since the coaching staff and Eagles are not preparing for a game, concentration can be placed on the details.
The Eagles made improvements throughout the 2010 season and Monken firmly believes the additional repetitions from the extra practices and playoff games helped the team even more. The spring practice sessions, which will include scrimmages, will continue to build on what the team learned in year one. Now with a full season of game experience and film study, the teaching on the field further helps put it all in perspective. The additional repetition helps the coaching staff evaluate, review and then make corrections.
"(The tempo) is a lot better," said Georgia Southern Head Coach Jeff Monken. "We have guys who have played and that gives us a chance to get the huddle up, make the call and execute. We still have a long way to go to get to the level of competition that we want to play at and to be able to compete with the best teams in the league and the best teams in the nation. We really have a lot of work to do and a lot of improvements to make. I just hope that we'll see our team improve."
Georgia Southern will practice in full pads for the first time this spring on Thursday, March 24th.
Spring Football Practice Schedule
Schedule and location are subject to change. Practices are open to the public, but any filming, recording or photography is limited to members of the media only.
2011 SPRING PRACTICE DATES
Monday, March 21
Tuesday, March 22
Thursday, March 24
Saturday, March 26
Monday, March 28
Tuesday, March 29
Friday, April 1
Saturday, April 2
Monday, April 4
Tuesday, April 5
Thursday, April 7
Saturday, April 9
Tuesday, April 12
Thursday, April 14
Friday, April 15 (Spring Game)
BBQ PLATE DINNER TO SUPPORT AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
To support the Statesboro/Bulloch County team of local businessman Bubba Hunt and Georgia Southern Head Coach Jeff Monken in the quest to raise the most money in the American Diabetes Association's "Kiss the Pig" contest, tickets for BBQ plates are now on sale. Plates are $10 each and can be picked up from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hanner Fieldhouse on Saturday, March 26th. Items on the plate include pulled pork, macaroni & cheese, baked beans, bread and peach cobbler. The Eagles Football coaching staff and players will be at Hanner Fieldhouse Saturday to sign autographs and meet fans when they pick up their plates. BBQ plate tickets are only available through pre-sale. To purchase tickets, call Bubba Hunt at 912-682-0050 or stop by any Car City or Pawn City location.
COACHES CLINIC DATE SET
Georgia Southern will hold a spring Coaches Clinic Friday-Saturday, April 1-2, 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. Coaches who pre-register pay $30 while those who register on the day of the clinic will be charged $40.
EFFA REVERSE RAFFLE & AUCTION
The fourth annual Eagle Football Assistance Association (EFAA) Reverse Raffle and Auction is scheduled for Saturday, April16th, the night after the Blue-White Spring Game. The evening of great live entertainment, food and opportunity to spend time with the Georgia Southern Football coaching staff and former Eagle players also features the opportunity to win $10,000. The social hour and ticket check-in begins at 6 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. Reverse Raffle ticket purchasers need not be present at the event to win the grand prize.
Created to assist former Eagles in need of financial help, the EFAA invites all former football players, coaches and athletics staff to support the association through annual membership and fundraising efforts. Proceeds from the Reverse Raffle event benefit perennial EFAA projects including the Erk Russell Memorial Scholarship, the Eagle Fund, the GSU Athletic Foundation and Georgia Southern Football.
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.
- Category: Football
- Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2011 23:30