Jags Complete Final Practice Before UTSA

August 31, 2012 · By · Filed Under Football 

The South Alabama Jaguars had to move their practice indoors for the second straight day on Thursday due to Tropical Storm Isaac as they continue preparing for their season opener against Texas-San Antonio. It was also the Jags final practice before the game on Saturday.

The team will have Friday off before meeting that afternoon to bus to the team hotel.

The hour-and-a-half practice had the offense and defense split into two seperate sessions and closed out with special teams work, chiefly on kickoff coverage. While they worked on their gameplan for the roadrunner’s, they were limited in teh work they could do because they practiced indoors in Jaguar Gym.

Despite the weather issues, which forced the rescheduling of the game to Saturday at 1pm, coach Jones and his staff have made the most of the extra time preparing for the game. “I think we adapted extremely well and I think the kids’ minds are in the right place,” he said. “Obviously, it had to help a little bit in that we got a couple more mental practices in. It was the best decision (to move the game) by far. You look at the weather and what happened today and moving the game back to Saturday was a good choice.”

Coach Jones also said that he was pleased with the workouts leading up to the game. “What I’ve seen is a maturity in this group that we haven’t had from an overall team standpoint,” he said. “They came to work today and I thank the coaches and players for the work that they’ve put in. They’ve been great. We’ll see how it turns out on Saturday but I think the kids have been great. We got it all in.”

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