The Lumberjacks held their second practice of the 2012 campaign on Saturday morning under sunny skies for the most part. Although clouds eventually rolled in and, the team session was cut slightly short by lightening, the Jacks got in some much needed work, and continue to improve. Today’s practice was the second of the five day acclimation period and again featured only helmets. The practice started with a punt period where Junior Andy Wilder demonstrated his kicking power with some beautiful high, hanging punts. After some unit work together for each the offense and defense and another special teams unit, the skill players on offense and defense faced off during some 7-0n-7 passing drills. While the results of the drills were mostly balanced, the emphasis was on the basics and fundamentals. However sophomore cornerback Blake Bailey did make a couple of nice plays during the session. To end the practice, the offense and defense faced each other in a team setting for the first time in camp. Coach Souers was pleased overall with the practice stating, “We showed great improvement over the first practice, and I am impressed at the rate the new guys we have brought in are picking up the playbooks. Although we still have a long way to go before we are ready to step on the field for real, we’ve got a great start. We just need to keep building on it.” The Jacks are back on the practice fields again on Sunday at 10:45 am and will be in the helmets and shoulder pads for the first time this season.
Pictures from Practice # 2 – Running Back Drills