Coach Jones Pleased With Wednesday Practice

October 18, 2012 · By · Filed Under Football 

Head Coach Joey Jones looking on as the Jaguars warm up for their game at North Carolina State.

The South Alabama Jaguars had another good practice as they continue to prepare for their homecoming match-up against Florida Atlantic. While they continue to implement their game plan for the game, they also continued to work on themselves to limit mistakes.

Both the Jaguars and the Owls are 1-5 on the season and 0-3 in the Sun Belt. The Jags are looking for their first win against an FBS opponent as well as their first win against a Sun Belt team.

While head coach Joey Jones liked what he saw in practice, he admits they still have more work ahead in order to be ready for Saturday.

“I feel like the players have a good look in their eyes and understand the opportunity we’ve got coming this weekend,” Jones said. “This is a very physical football team that we’re going to face this weekend and we’ve got to match that and come out there ready to go.”

Coach Jones points out the Florida Atlantic front seven as a very physical group of players. “They do a good job of alignment and they’re always very sound in their alignment and they’re very physical,” Jones said. “You see some teams doing a lot more blitzing and exotic things defensively, but this is a team that lines up and plays football. They’re well-coached and physical too.”

“I want our guys to go out and eliminate the things that get us beat,” Jones continued. “By that I mean the penalties and turnovers. Like I told them last week, I think if we had done what we were supposed to do, we had a chance to win that football game. Once we learn how to play and not make those type errors in the game we’re going to win some football games.”

Last Saturday the Jags lost in Jonesboro, Arkansas to defending Sun Belt Champion Arkansas State 36-29. In the game, they committed 13 penalties for 81 yards while ASU only committed two penalties for 20 yards. Also the Jags only turned the ball over once with an interception while forcing three fumbles by Arkansas State.

According to the Press-Register, Ucambre Williams had an MRI on his left knee that he injured on the third play of the game agaisnt Arkansas State. The staff fears that it may be a torn ACL but they have not gotten the results of the MRI yet.


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