Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello gives us a quick preview of the NAU Offense for the upcoming 2012 season.
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Sunday was another scheduled double day practice for the Lumberjacks, however the morning practice was changed to a walk-through as a reward for the hard work the team has been demonstrating during camp. The evening practice was a half-pack (shell) affair with only helmets and shoulder pads. However, just because the practice was not full pads, does not mean the intensity was not there. The practice was a spirited and competitive one as it featured an emphasis on red zone offense and defense and included both 1 on 1 and team sessions emphasizing the red zone situations, with some special teams work mixed in. Offensive players who performed highly on Sunday were receivers Nick Cole and Austin Shanks and offensive lineman Matt Wilson. Defenses’ top performers included defensive tackle Marc Thompson, linebacker Craig Frum, and safety Lucky Dozier.
Monday is an off day from practice for the Jacks as they will be consumed with meetings and working out in the weight room. The Lumberjacks return to the field on Tuesday for another double day with the morning session starting at 10:30 AM and the evening practice starting at 6:00 PM. The evening practice will feature NAU’s Football Season Ticket Select A Seat event. For more information about this event, click here.
The Lumberjacks returned outdoors with their practice on Saturday morning and enjoyed sunny skies until the end of practice when it began to sprinkle. The Lumberjacks returned to the field on Saturday, following their scrimmage on Friday, and focused on continuing to install the playbook on both sides of the ball. Saturday’s practice focused on two-minute situations culminating in two team sessions and one 7-on-7 passing session. During the practice both sides of the ball had bright spots. For the offense, offensive linemen Shane Moniz and Kyle Walker and receiver Austin Shanks all had great practices. On defense, defensive end Steven Garcia and linebacker Jake Thomas both intercepted passes and defensive tackle Junior Vicente made a few impact plays.
The Jacks are back on the field for two practices Sunday with a morning walk through at 10:30 AM, to rest the players’ legs, and an evening practice from 5:00 – 7:00 PM inside the dome.
Friday the Jacks’ returned to the field for another double-day practice session which ended with the first scrimmage of the 2012 campaign. After the morning session outside practice which featured mostly individual and fundamental drill work, the evening scrimmage brought out more intensity and competitiveness from the Lumberjacks. More information including statistics from the scrimmage can be found here.
The Lumberjacks are back on the practice field tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 10:45 AM.
On Wednesday the Jacks wrapped up their first full contact practice of the 2012 campaign, and their first two-a-day practice schedule as well. During the double day session the Lumberjacks focused on tempo and effort, as the first practice featured a team full contact session right at the beginning to get the competitive juices flowing early. Moreover, since both the morning and afternoon practices were inside the Skydome, they both featured loud music for the players. While the double day practice session can be grueling, the Lumberjacks showed great mental toughness while finishing the second practice with an extended conditioning period. Some players who stuck out during the two practices on Wednesday were tight end Dejzon Walker, offensive lineman Kyle Walker, cornerback Devin Willis, and safety Lucky Dozier.
While Thursday was a day off from practice for the Lumberjacks, it doesn’t mean they were not working hard. Thursday was filled with meetings and weight room workouts for the players. Today (Friday) the Jacks are back on the field for another double day practice session with the morning practice scheduled for helmets and shoulder pads at 10:30 AM and afternoon session featuring a full pads, full contact, scrimmage from 5:30-7:30 PM inside the Skydome. The scrimmage will be an opportunity for many players battling for depth chart positions to demonstrate their ability.