Coach Jones Pleased With Wednesday’s Practice

November 15, 2012 · By · Filed Under Football 

The Jaguar offense looks to the sideline for play adjustments against UTSA.

The Jags hit the practice field for a two-hour practice on Wednesday in what head coach Joey Jones said was a “good day” of work. As the Jags continue to prepare for Middle Tennessee State, coach Jones commended the work that his team produced on Wednesday. He also commended them for their hard work and determination that they approach preparing for each and every game this season.

“It was a good day,” Jones said. “I just want to commend our young men. They just have a great attitude and they’re really working hard through this situation where people are looking at our record and tend to think that things are not going well. But they’re working hard through it.”

“They really have a great attitude, a winning attitude,” Jones continued. “I talked with them today and I said, ‘Guys, y’all are winners in my book’ and I firmly believe that. They’ve had a great attitude about what they’re doing and they’re working hard and getting better.”

Coach Jones felt that the execution of the offense was better during practice on Wednesday. “We put some new wrinkles in and they were executing those new wrinkles pretty well,” he said. “And our offensive line, to me, has really come a long way. They’re becoming cohesive. We’ve had to move some guys from tackle to guard and guard to tackle and making those moves it doesn’t seem like we’ve missed a beat. That means we’re starting to mature as a line to be able to do that.”

“Defensively, I thought we were flying around and doing a good job of understanding that (Middle Tennessee has) some great skill players. They have a couple of great receivers and a great running back. If we don’t contain those guys and get in the right position we won’t stop those guys. I thought today we worked on that and did a very good job.”

South Alabama and Middle Tennessee kick off at 2:30pm on Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The Jaguar Seniors will be honored in a pre-game ceremony for Senior Day.


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