FLORENCE, Ala. -- University of North Alabama Head Football Coach Bobby Wallace said his team took a step back on Wednesday at the team’s sixth practice of spring season.
“You’re either moving forward or you’re going backwards and we didn’t help ourselves today,” Wallace said. “I thought some players came out very lackadazical and we had some great players who went backwards today. It wasn’t everybody and it wasn’t a total loss. Some guys played with intensity and competed. But maybe we did a poor job of explaining the importance of the spring. Great players don’t just show up on game day. They show up every day at practice and hopefully we’ll have some folks bounce back on Friday.”
Wallace was pleased with the play of his quarterbacks during the team’s full contact period.
“I thought both of quarterbacks stood in there under pressure and threw the ball well today,” Wallace said. “Jacob Tucker has been doing that for a while, but Blake Hawkins really improved today. Our running backs also ran hard but they haven’t really had much room to work. Our offensive line has to get better and has to be more consistent.”
Wallace also saw some bright spots on defense.
“Bud Coleman has been flying around the field and you can tell that he is a heck of a player,” Wallace said. “And our safeties, Dorsey Norris and James Rivers, are really playing well.”
Wallace said the Lions will have a no contact day on Friday before scrimmaging at Braly Stadium on Saturday morning at 10:00.
**Courtesy UNA Sports Information Department**