On Saturday, August 20th, the Lumberjacks completed their fourth day of double day practices with another round of morning and evening practices. After the scrimmage on Friday and an upcoming day off from practices on Sunday, the Lumberjacks made it a priority to get the most out of the two practices scheduled for Saturday. They got that, and then some. The morning practice featured individual drills which stressed fundamentals, and one on one competitive drills between offensive and defensive lineman, between wide receivers, tight ends, and defensive backs, and also between running backs and linebackers. These competitive drills were up-tempo and set the stage for the two team sessions of the morning practice. The evening practice focused more on individual positions and fundamentals while wrapping up with a team scrimmage review. The Jacks are off of the practice field tomorrow but will continue workouts, film sessions, and meetings throughout the day. The coaching staff and select players will be participating in the annual Wine and Dine event sponsored by the NAU Athletic Department. More information about the event can be found here.
Enjoy the pictures from Saturday’s practices! As always more pictures can be found on the NAU Football Flickr page. There is a link to the Flickr page on the upper right hand portion of the home page of this website. You can also click here.
Also, for those of you who have attended practices, you have probably noticed two people taking pictures around the various drills. One of those is me, and the other is the great Rick Johnson. Rick is an excellent photographer and has taught me so much in the short amount of time I have known him. However, Rick will be moving to Prague for the upcoming academic year with his wife who is a faculty member at NAU. I wanted to take this time to wish Rick and his wife the best this upcoming and year and safe travels abroad! For those of you who are interested and have Facebook, here is a link to his photos. I believe you have to be logged into Facebook to see the photos. Also, I am unsure of his privacy settings, so if you have any issues seeing the photos let me know and we will fix it.