Jags Finish Preparation For Troy With Hurricane Watches In Place
The Jaguars finished their preparation for Troy in full pads on Thursday. It was another pleasing practice according to head coach Joey Jones.
Both schools use two quarterbacks, which can hamper preparation for an opponent, but both schools are used to it as they both utilize similar systems.
Coach Jones believes the emotion of a rivalry game should fade quickly when the game kicks off on Saturday. Last season the game was “chippy” throughout the whole game with several penalties on both sides of the ball.
Currently the game is still on schedule as the gulf coast is under a hurricane watch due to Tropical Storm Karen approaching in the Gulf of Mexico.
Karen has slowed down and current projections have it approaching the Mobile area on Sunday morning, which is good news for the Jaguars football game on Saturday.
According to Athletics Director Joel Erdmann everything is still on schedule up in Troy, Alabama for the game at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for noon and, if the storm stays on it’s current path and speed, the game should be minimally impacted. Currently, the concerns would be their trip back to Mobile.
If the game were to be postponed, it is uncertain when it could be rescheduled as both schools do not share a common off-week through the rest of the season and the Jags has a game on December 7, the scheduled final week of the regular season which also coincides with several conference championship games.
The Jags and Trojans are set for a 12 noon kickoff at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama. The game will be broadcast on Comcast Sports South (CSS) and ESPN3. As always, Lee Shirvanian will call the play-by-play on WNSP 105.5 FM in the Mobile area and streaming from http://WNSP.com worldwide.
Below is Troy head coach Larry Blakeney from his press conference on Monday speaking mostly about his team, but talking about South Alabama on a couple of instances.