Jags Hit Practice Field On Tuesday

October 3, 2012 · By · Filed Under Football 
Coach Joey Jones

Head Coach Joey Jones speaks to his team after the conclusion of the Jaguars first practice of preseason camp.

South Alabama returned to the practice field on Tuesday for a two hour practice that focused on fundamentals along with special teams. Also notably many players on the depth chart that do not normally see many reps got opportunities to take some snaps.

The Jags will practice once more on Wednesday before taking three days off on Thursday through Saturday. They will then get back into game-week preparation for Arkansas State on Sunday with practices beginning on Monday.

“We had a good practice today,” Coach Jones was quoted saying. “We just worked on fundamentals and special teams games, and we worked on running the ball offensively and the same thing on defense. I thought we had a good day.”

“Then we put our young guys in and had a scrimmage at the end,” Jones continued. “I thought that was good to get them about 20 or 24 plays. An off week is the time to do that because you don’t have as much time during a game week. So we got them out there, let them get some reps and got them on film (for evaluation).”

“We want to have another physical practice (Wednesday) and them come back next week and get into game week,” Jones further explained. “We’ve installed some of the gameplan and we’re finishing that (for the Arkansas State) but we want to have just good, fundamental work. Anytime you’re successful, you get better fundamentally and that’s what we want to continue to work on.”

South Alabama is 1-4 on the season with three consecutive losses for the first time in the program. This is also the first time the Jaguars faced a full Division I schedule with 11 of the 13 opponents on the schedule being full FBS members with one being an FBS transitional team.

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