The Wofford College football team completed spring practice on Wednesday afternoon with a short, 60-play scrimmage. The practice was the last of fifteen days allocated by the NCAA for spring practice.
Kurt Corbin and Erik Slaughter have joined the Lumberjack football coach staff Stephen F. Austin head coach J.C. Harper announced Wednesday afternoon. Corbin will work with the Lumberjack defensive tackles, while Slaughter will take over the ’Jacks’ defensive ends.
Liberty’s 2009 opener against FBS powerhouse West Virginia might still be more than five months away, but the Flames will begin preparing for that matchup and the other 10 contests on their upcoming schedule when spring practice opens tomorrow, under the lights at Williams Stadium.
The Eagle Football Assistance Association (EFAA) will sponsor a $10,000 Reverse Raffle, to be held on Saturday, April 4th at the Gene Bishop Field House. Tickets cost $100 each, and allow the purchaser and a guest to attend.
The ticket price includes: food, drink, live entertainment and chance to socialize with the Georgia Southern Football coaching staff (head coach Chris Hatcher and his assistants) and former players.
Eddie Battle was sprinting onto the field as buzzer went off, signaling the end of a mock drill involving quarterbacks and receivers.
Battle turned to return to the sidelines. Coach Joe Taylor won’t let him.
Keep it going,” Taylor said. “Keep it going.”
The wind wasn’t whistling Dixie early Monday night as it stung faces and offered a biting reminder that while the calendar indicates spring, Old Man Winter can still pack a punch in late March.
It kind of felt like late November and football weather.
But for the players and coaches in the Lehigh University football program, for once the harsh wind that rolled off South Mountain didn’t bring a harsh reminder of failure with it.
That’s right, for the first time since 2004, the Mountain Hawks are beginning spring practice coming off a win, a satisfying 31-15 victory over Lafayette at Fisher Stadium.
CONWAY – Eric O’Neal has started to earn a reputation, but it’s not the one he wanted midway through his college career.
“I’m starting to get ‘injury prone’ added onto my name,” Coastal Carolina’s junior tailback said, “and I really don’t like that too much.”
Much was expected from the former Georgia Offensive Player of the Year, but he hasn’t been on the field enough to validate the hype. O’Neal was third on the depth chart as a freshman in 2007 and an ankle injury cost him most of his sophomore season.
For Rob Ambrose, the new football coach at Towson University, the anticipation and planning are almost over. After months of preparation and hiring a new coaching staff, he will hold his first spring practice session on Friday, March 27. The Tigers are tentatively scheduled to hold their first practice session at Burdick Field on Friday at 4:00 p.m.
The Grambling State Tigers football team, 2008 Southwestern Athletic Conference and Black College National Champions, will wrap up spring drills when they hold their annual Spring Black and Gold football game Saturday, March 28th.
HARRISONBURG - Just over a week before the start of spring practice, James Madison’s two quarterback candidates seemed loose and relaxed Tuesday afternoon as they went through conditioning drills at Bridgeforth Stadium.
Junior Drew Dudzik, who played the second half of the Dukes’ Division I-AA semifinal loss to Montana last season, will compete with redshirt freshman Justin Thorpe for the starting job, a battle that coach Mickey Matthews says likely won’t be decided until the fall.
Bronx, N.Y. - Fordham University head football coach Tom Masella announced the addition of three assistant coaches to his staff with the hiring of Malik Hall, Ed Morrissey and John Wholley. Hall will direct the defensive line and serve as the special teams coordinator while Morrissey will be in charge of the offensive line and will be the recruiting coordinator and Wholley will coach the running backs and slot receivers. Additionally, Masella announced that assistant coach Patrick Moore has been elevated to defensive coordinator while assistant Bryan Volk has been promoted to offensive coordinator.
Bowling Green State University head football coach Dave Clawson (Richmond) has announced the hiring of Mark Carney (Fordham, Richmond), Mike Elko (Hofstra, Richmond, Fordham, Penn, Stony Brook) and Adam Scheier (Lehigh, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth) to complete his coaching staff for the 2009 season.
Carlos Guglielmi, a nose guard who transferred to Old Dominion in January, has been ruled ineligible to play football for the Monarchs.
The 6-foot, 295-pound Guglielmi learned that his participation with a semi-pro team in Canada counted against his NCAA Division I eligibility.
Georgia Southern Football returned to the practice fields on Tuesday morning (March 24), after taking last week off due to Spring Break. The Eagles have just five more practices before the annual Blue-White game.
THIBODAUX – Nicholls State lacked a few football coaches on the practice field, but it went unnoticed during Monday’s workout.
The Colonels opened spring practice with a 22–period, two-hour session that focussed on fundamentals and technique on the practice fields adjacent to Ray E. Didier Field.