FLORENCE-Bobby Wallace put his University of North Alabama football team through a two-hour practice session at Braly Stadium Saturday and said he feels good about his team’s progress.
“We worked a lot on organization, especially with our first and second units getting on and off the field and making sure we have the right personnel,” Wallace said. “We used scripted situations and really got a lot done. We ran plays full speed. The only thing we didn’t do was take people to the ground.”
UNA did scrimmage its third units at the end of practice and Wallace said it was a good period.
“We scrimmaged with the 3’s some more and you can see that we’ve got some guys that can help us,” Wallace said. “The only problem for them is that there are some pretty talented 1’s and 2’s ahead of them.”
Wallace said freshman running back Tyler Boyd continues to catch his eye and freshman defensive back Levi Fell made a nice interception.
UNA has also concentrated on its kicking game in the last two practice sessions and Wallace said everything went well.
“I feel good about our kicking game but we still need to work on situations like on-side kick and with our hand’s team,” Wallace said. “We worked on punt and punt return, kickoff and kickoff return, extra points and field goals and feel like we have good people kicking and returning.”
Wallace is giving the Lions off Sunday and said the team will begin preparation for its Sept. 5 season opener against Miles on Monday.
“Our guys that were here last year know what a good football team they (Miles) have and that they will be well coached and hungry,” Wallace said. “We better be ready to meet that challenge.”
Courtesy: UNA Media Relations