Jags return to practice on Sunday

September 5, 2011 · By · Filed Under Football 

The Jaguars returned to the practice field on Sunday afternoon after two days off following the season opening win against West Alabama on Thursday night. They got out to the practice field between rain bands from Tropical Storm Lee.

Coach Jones said that they worked on several concerning issues that was evident in the West Alabama game as well as began preparation for Lamar. “We went out and introduced the game plan to them and covered every special team and just gave them an introduction (to Lamar). They’ll be off Monday and then we’ll be back at practice Tuesday through Friday. With bad storms coming, we wanted to get practice done before all that.”

Speaking about the practice, “I think they really did a good job. I think they realized they didn’t play a great game. One thing, I thought they played extremely hard and physical, but I thought we had too many things that I think aren’t Jaguar football and that’s too many turnovers and penalties and bad special teams play. We addressed those. I think they definitely want to come out and play a good bit better this week and they’re going to have to, with a good team like Lamar coming in here.”

Coach Jones said he spent part of Saturday watching his Alma Mater the University of Alabama vs upcoming Jaguar opponent Kent State. “I noticed one thing,” Coach Jones said. “When Trent Richardson rushes for only 33 yards, it tends to worry you a little bit. Those suckers are strong, they really are. Alabama had a hard time running the football. Kent State was ranked, I believe, last year in the top 10 in the country in rushing defense. I could see why.”

Coach Jones said that watching them on TV “just gives you a feel for them. You can’t study it like you would on film but you could see they know how to play defense, for sure.”

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