USA Football Returns After Three-Day Break
After a three day break, the Jaguar football team returned to the Jaguar Practice Facility on Sunday night to continue preparation for their trip to Navy on Saturday.
The Jags are preparing to defend the triple-option that the midshipmen run very well. They have won a number of close games and run their offense and defense with lots of discipline.
Head coach Joey Jones told AL.com that they had a good practice. “They came back refreshed and we had a good practice,” Jones said. “We went over special teams and also had a good 45-minute period with offense and defense. It was good to get back together and kind of finalize the gameplan after being off for three days last week. We narrowed it down and presented it to them.”
“I thought it was good,” he continued. “I think when you have a few days off, we still worked them pretty hard this week and we tried to hit the weight room pretty hard, but they came back and had a couple of days off and they came back ready to roll.”
Navy is 5-4 overall with wins over Indiana, Delaware, Air Force, Pittsburgh, and Hawaii. Their losses have come to Western Kentucky (19-7), Duke (35-7), Toledo (45-55 2OT) and Notre Dame (38-34).
South Alabama will have their normal off day on Monday before returning to the practice field again on Tuesday morning. They will continue to implement their game plan and working to defend the triple option. Texas State ran a version of the option, but nothing quite like what they will see Navy run.
The Jaguar defensive players will have to be in position, if they allow themselves to be out of position, Navy will make them pay. Navy has been successful in moving the ball on every team they faced this season, the Jags will have to find a way to keep the Midshipmen behind the down and distance and also find a way to get off the field on third down. Also, defensive substitutions will be key as Navy will look to control the ball for large chunks of time and grind out yards and scores.
The game is scheduled to kick off at 2:30pm (CT) in Annapolis, Maryland. The game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network as well as WNSP 105.5FM locally and WNSP.com streaming world wide.