Welcome all to the first edition of NAU Football Update. Every week, Mitch Strohman will bring to you a look back at Saturday’s NAU Football game and a look ahead to the next game for the Lumberjacks. You’ll hear highlights from our broadcasts on 105.1 FM, The Big Talker (and www.bigtalkerradio.com ) with Mitch Strohman, former NAU quarterback Kevin Stephens and former All-American wide receiver Reggie Eccleston. You’ll also hear from coaches and players from NAU and the upcoming opponent. So sit back, relax and dial in some NAU Lumberjack Football! In this first edition of NAU Football Update, we look back at the 69-0 win over Fort Lewis College in the Skydome and we look ahead to the gigantic showdown in Missoula this Saturday at the 14th ranked Montana Grizzlies.
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On Wednesday night the Lumberjacks completed their third and final intra-squad scrimmage of the preseason and the final practice of camp before preparation for Arizona State begins on Friday. The scrimmage provided yet another opportunity for the defense to flex its muscles and demonstrate it’s physicality. Senior cornerback Devin Willis made some nice plays, including one hit in particular that brought some “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” from the team and the crowd. Also, sophomore cornerback Blake Bailey made some good plays on passes and runs his direction. Most of the starters on the evening saw limited reps, which allowed some of the reserves and role players to demonstrate their talents. Junior running back Daniel Pipkin impressed on a few carries, along with some of the young players on the offensive line. Also, Junior kicker Andy Wilder nailed a pair of long, booming field goals.The scrimmage overall was a lot cleaner than the previous two featuring less penalties and less turnovers, and resulted in only a couple minor injuries.
The Lumberjacks have tomorrow off from practice, and will officially close out fall camp with the team talent show tomorrow evening. Be sure to check back here for highlights of the talent show!
For the second straight year NAU Athletics participated in the Flagstaff Armed Forces Day Parade with new Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos and Head Football Coach Jerome Souers participating in the ceremonies and parade. The event had it’s highest turnout yet with over 100 floats and hundreds of people lining the streets in downtown Flagstaff. Below are some photos from the ceremonies and parade…Enjoy!
We would like to say Thank You again to all of those who have served, are serving, and will serve to defend our country in the Armed Forces. Thank You for everything you have done and sacrificed!
On Saturday, April 28th, NAU Football held their Blue-White Spring Game on the upper practice fields. It was a chance for both the offense and defense to demonstrate what they hey had been working on all spring and how much they have improved since the fall. The game remained close and went back and forth until the end when the offense began to pull away. The offense was led on the day by none other than running back Zach Bauman. However, interceptions by freshman corner Marcus Alford and freshman safety Robert Watson kept the defense in the game. The offense mounted a few late scoring drives to pull away and win the game, 62-53. For more information on the game, please click here.
A special thanks to everyone who made the Spring Game such a great event and thanks to everyone who came out!
In recent months NAU Athletics has made some major upgrades within the video department including state of the art software used by many of the BCS football schools and NFL teams, new high definition cameras, and telescoping video poles. The telescoping video poles make filming practice safer for the video staff and eliminates the need and risk to send student-workers up in scissor lifts on windy afternoons. Check out the video below as Video Coordinator James Foran gives you an inside look at the NAU Athletics video department.