Jag Hold Final Preseason Scrimmage

August 24, 2012 · By · Filed Under Football 

Head Coach Joey Jones talking with wide receiver Carr Tigner during preseason practice.

Thursday morning the South Alabama football team held their final of three scrimmages in preparation for the 2012 football season. The scrimmage lasted about an hour and a half and was conducted in full pads, however there was no tackling during the scrimmage. The Jags did run through numerous game situations though.

The first and second team offensive and defensive teams took numerous snaps on the field. Additionally they worked on all aspects of special teams play with work on kickoff and punt coverage, kickoff and punt returns, field goals, Point after conversions and kick blocking. Later in the scrimmage they focused on several special game-like situations the Jags could face this season.

The team will return to the practice field for over an hour on Friday morning beginning around 8am then they will work out at 2:30pm on Sunday following a day off on Saturday. Also on Sunday, the coaches and players will be at the Mitchell Center from 6-7pm for “Fan Day”.

Head coach Joey Jones commented about the scrimmage afterwards.

“I think they were sharp today, I don’t think we had anybody miss from a substitution standpoint,” he said. “We were calling guys in and out, having the special teams running out there, and they were very alert. That’s what I was looking for today. Obviously it wasn’t a physical scrimmage, and we didn’t want it to be. It was three-quarter speed. But the mental side of it was real good.”

“I know the kids are excited and we are too,” Coach Jones continued. “Any time you have been in camp for three weeks straight you are ready to play somebody else, that’s just the way it is. You do all this to play games. I told the kids that we have done a good job in camp, now we can focus on our opponent. If you can’t get ready now, then you don’t need to be playing football.”

Additionally South Alabama formally announced that the Jags game vs Nicholls State will be televised by ESPN3 with kickoff scheduled for 4pm. Also the Jags road Sun Belt finale at Louisiana-Lafayette will also be broadcast on ESPN3 and Cox4 in the state of Louisiana.

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