Jags Return To Practice After Day Off

August 13, 2013 · By · Filed Under Football 
Head Coach Joey Jones observes the Jags first scrimmage of preseason camp on Saturday, August 10, 2013.

Head Coach Joey Jones observes the Jags first scrimmage of preseason camp on Saturday, August 10, 2013.

The University of South Alabama is facing a key week of practice. They are over a week into fall camp, players are tired, sore and banged up from returning to hitting after a few months off. But this is where many games are won and lost, they have to fight through it to keep sharpening their skills and mastery of the playbook as the season is rapidly approaching.

The Jags hit the practice field and began with individual and position drills. Then the offensive unit came together to work on run plays while the defense worked on pass pursuit.

Later in the practice the offensive and defensive units came together to work on inside running plays and 7-on-7 skeleton passing drills. They then worked on full-team drills with third-down situations to begin that portion of practice.

In the team portion that spanning around 40 minutes, the offense ran nearly 75 plays.

The coaching staff reviewed the video from Saturday’s scrimmage and had defined goals to work on to correct things they saw in the scrimmage.

During the scrimmage on Saturday, the center position had a few mishaps with snaps going too high or ever over Brandon Bridge’s head. While head coach Joey Jones told AL.com that they have not settled on a definite starter, they definitely want to get one solidified but they also want to develop some depth as well.

Joseph Scelfo is a freshman and doing well at center, while Shaun Artz is moving back to guard and could be third in line for center.

The morning session lasted about an hour-and-a-half as they were coming back out for two-a-day practice. They were going to place emphasis on special teams in the afternoon practice period.


One Response to “Jags Return To Practice After Day Off”

  1. James on August 13th, 2013 2:46 pm

    My hopes are that Coach Jones and Mathews really evaluate what is going on on that offensive line. Put some big ugly’s on the line and stop playing favorites. We don’t need these fella’s under 300 pounds on the oline, put them on defense. We can’t win games if you are going to play favorites and not give respect and time due to those who deserve it. Coach everyoe, that’s how you build a team, not just a few favorites.

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