FLORENCE, Ala. -- The University of North Alabama returned to the practice field Monday night to begin the third week of spring football drills with what head coach Bobby Wallace characterized as an enthusiastic session.
It was a good day, considering that we just scrimmaged on Saturday and went right back into contact today,” Wallace said. “There was a lot of enthusiasm. I think when we practice at night there is more enthusiasm, especially in the team situations, because it feels more like a game.”
Wallace said he could notice improvement in numerous players.
“We have people who are getting better every day and some are getting a lot better,” he said. “I see improvement every day. Blake Hawkins timing keeps getting better at quarterback and Jacob Tucker continues to do so many things well. Our running backs are all doing well and we’ve got a lot of folks really flying around on defense.”
Wallace said former defensive end Barron Miller has moved to linebacker and is playing with a lot of effort and enthusiasm. “It will be interesting to see how that works out in time, but right now it looks like a good move,” he said. Wallace there are a few other players that may be moving as the week goes on.
The Lions will practice at 3:15 Tuesday and then again on Wednesday evening before taking the remainder of the week off. The team will then practice again on Monday, March 14, before splitting up into teams for the March 19 Spring Game.