Jones Pleased With Monday’s Practice

September 25, 2012 · Filed Under Football · Comment 

Head coach Joey Jones was happy with the Jaguars practice on Monday in preparation for his teams first Sun Belt Conference game against Troy on Saturday. This will be the Jaguars first game against a Sun Belt opponent.

Coach Jones said that the team practices for about an hour on Monday as they went over special teams and installed the gameplan for Saturday. The historical importance of this game has not been lost to Coach Jones. “We understand it’s a special game,” he said. “The tradition that Troy has and what they’ve done in the Sun belt is truly tremendous. When you think of the Sun Belt you think of Troy. I think having them come to our field and us getting into the Sun Belt Conference is something that we’ve looked forward to, playing great programs like that.”

Additionally, Coach Jones was able to give former Florida Atlantic head coach Howard Schnellenberger a tour of the South Alabama football fieldhouse on Monday. Coach Schnellenberger started the FAU football program from scratch and Coach Jones talked with him when he was tasked with starting the South Alabama program.

“It was great,” Jones said. “I met him four years ago. We went down there (to FAU) to visit with them and talk about starting a program. He gave me some really good pointers and I got to spend the day with him, He was good to me then and it was good to see him again. He’s a lot of fun to talk to. He has a lot of stories from coach Bryant and starting a new program. It meant a lot to have him there and it was good to see him.”

The Jags and the Trojans kick off on Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium at 2:30pm and will air on CSS.