FLORENCE -- The University of North Alabama football team showed some of the effects of eight days of practice Wednesday, but head coach Terry Bowden said he was still seeing improvement.
"The attitude was right. The effort was right, but we didn't work through the pain and were not playing as fast as we need to," Bowden said. "This is when it gets tough in the heat and two-a-day practices, so we have to make sure our players hydrate, eat and sleep."
Bowden said the Lions have managed to avoid any major injuries at this point and he continues to be pleased with the attitude.
"We have gotten better every day," Bowden said. "Every day we have seen one or two things that we have improved on and we are all working hard toward a common goal."
Bowden said that the Lions have plenty of talent but have two weeks to learn to play as a team.
"I am not concerned about our talent level," he said. "The question is can we come together and play as a team and I think we can."
UNA will hold its second day of two-a-days on Thursday and will scrimmage at Braly Stadium Saturday at 8:30 a.m.