Spring practice number 7 for the NAU Football Lumberjacks was a cold and windy one that featured occasional snow flurries. However, the players and staff pressed on determined to get the most out of the scheduled practice. Below are some of the best shots from this afternoon. Enjoy!
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Spring practice number four for the Lumberjacks featured some live tackling and some physicality. Practice four was the first one of the spring that featured full-on tackling drills and fully live scrimmage time. It was a physical and productive practice, which more importantly, everyone made it through healthy. Below are some of the best shots from Tuesday’s practice. Enjoy!
Coach Tim Plough has been added as the new wide receivers coach at Northern Arizona University. Coach Plough recently served as the quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator at UC Davis. Plough played and coached under current NAU offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello while at UC Davis. Plough played quarterback at UC Davis and quickly got into coaching as he worked his way up from a volunteer assistant, graduate assistant, then to a position coach when Scangarello left for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. Check out the video below and spend a few minutes getting to know Tim Plough.
The Lumberjacks returned to the field on Thursday for another practice featuring only helmets and no pads. Both offense and defense continued with installing plays, concepts, and schemes, while focusing on teaching and practice fundamentals. The Lumberjacks third practice of the spring will be Saturday from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon on the practice fields across San Francisco Street from the Skydome.
On Wednesday Head Coach Jerome Souers announced that the NAU Football Annual Blue-White Spring Game on April 27th will be broadcast live both regionally on Fox Sports Arizona and nationally on Fox College Sports. This is a first for NAU Football and is a VERY rare occurrence for Football Championship Subdivision Schools.
Historically, Football Bowl Subdivision schools, and more specifically, schools belonging to the six major BCS conferences have been the only schools to have their spring games televised on a national level. NAU and NAU Athletics has been fortunate enough to have a great relationship with Fox Sports Arizona which will allow this production to take place. The “Voice of the Lumberjacks” Mitch Strohman will handle the play-by-play calling duties along with color commentator and NAU Football Alumni Keven Stephens and sideline reporter Reggie Eccleston. The broadcast will begin at 2:30 pm and will run until 4:00 pm leading into Fox Sports Arizona’s telecast of the Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks game that evening. Below are more details about the event. We hope to see everyone there!
NAU Blue-White Spring Game Details:
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Location: Lumberjack Stadium
Tailgating: Lots surrounding Lumberjack Stadium open at 10:00 AM
Fan Fest: Fan Fest, located inside Lumberjack Stadium, will open at 12:00 Noon and will include face painting, the NAU Bounce House, pictures with Louie Lumberjack, and much much more!
Admission: ALL FREE! There is NO admission to tailgate, to fan fest, or to the Blue-White Spring Game.
Click here to read the official release regarding the spring game and more details about the event.