Spring Football Practice #12
STATESBORO, Ga. Georgia Southern Football began the final week of spring drills, working out Tuesday morning (March 31). The Eagles will practice three times this week prior to the annual Blue-White game on Saturday, April 4th at 1 p.m.
The team and coaches were getting fired up when the offense and defense battled during 1-on-1 blocking drills. That enthusiasm carried throughout practice #12.
Head coach Chris Hatcher likes the progress his team has made during the last three weeks.
“I have high expectations. I want us to come out the first day ready to compete for a championship. I think we’ve gotten better in certain areas and then of course there are certain areas we need to improve on. We’ll constantly harp on that into the course of next season,” said Hatcher. “Right now I feel good at where we are at. We have a good group of guys and the biggest thing is we’re finding out who can help us come next fall. That’s one very important aspect of spring practice, we want to come out of this knowing who will be able to help us when the time comes.”
With Saturday’s Blue-White game just three more practices away, Hatcher noted that this year’s game might be run a little different.
“We’ll play four 10 minute quarters, and if we need to run the clock some at the end we will do that. We’ve got two groups and a spatter of other guys that can go in. Basically on our depth chart, the guys that have been working with the one’s will go against the two’s. I want to see how the guys in the second group who have looked really good against the two’s everyday give them an opportunity to go out and see if there worthy to move up the depth chart by going against the best we’ve got,” said Hatcher.
LITTLE EAGLES SKILL CHALLENGE ON SATURDAY: Prior to the start of the Blue-White game, Georgia Southern Football will sponsor the Second Annual Little Eagles Skills Challenge. Sign-up will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Paulson Stadium, with the drills set for 11 a.m.-12 noon. Kids ages 4-12 can attend for free.
“We are hoping to have another great turnout, much like we did last year. This is a chance for the kids and their parents from around the area to test their athletic ability against the Georgia Southern Football team,” said director of Eagle Sports Marketing Brent Jones.
BLUE-WHITE GAME ON THE RADIO: The Georgia Southern Radio Network announced that the 2009 Blue-White Game will be broadcast live on Eagle 102.9 FM, WPMX-FM in Statesboro, and online at www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com.
The crew of Chris Blair, Terry Harvin and Ryan Chambers will call the game. The broadcast will begin at 12:30 p.m. with Countdown to Kickoff with Head Coach Chris Hatcher’. During this year’s broadcast, the crew will talk with Coach Hatcher throughout the game with his comments and the normal post-game interview.
“We are excited to carry the Blue-White game again. I know our fans are looking forward to the 2009 season and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to help build that excitement. I want to thank head coach Chris Hatcher for his cooperation and our sponsors that help make these broadcasts happen,” said Blair.
SPRING GAME TO AIR IN ATLANTA: Chris Blair announced Tuesday afternoon that 1160 AM WCFO in Atlanta will broadcast Saturday’s Blue-White game as well.
EFAA REVERSE RAFFLE SET FOR APRIL 4th: The Eagle Football Assistance Association (EFAA) will sponsor a $10,000 Reverse Raffle, to be held on Saturday, April 4th at the Gene Bishop Field House. Tickets cost $100 each, and allow the purchaser and a guest to attend.
The ticket price includes: food, drink, live entertainment and chance to socialize with the Georgia Southern Football coaching staff (head coach Chris Hatcher and his assistants) and former players.
There will also be a live and silent auction of great memorabilia, game day experience packages, hunting and fishing trips with former players, and much more. You need not be present to win the grand prize.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation at (912) 478-5520.
2009 SPRING PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
Thursday, April 2
Friday, April 3
Saturday, April 4 Annual Blue-White Game, 1 p.m.
- Category: Football
- Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2009 00:10