Wallace Praises UNA Practice

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Florence, Ala. – The University of North Alabama had its second day of two-a-day workouts on Thursday and head coach Bobby Wallace praised the work by the Lions’ offensive unit.
 
“I thought our offense really had a great day,” Wallace said. “All three of our quarterbacks ran the ball well in short yardage situations and got first downs and all three were really tough runners.” Junior Chris Alexander of Lake Butler, Fla., is the Lions’ starting quarterback, followed by freshmen Jacob Tucker of Linden, Tenn., and Luke Wingo of Tuscaloosa, Ala. 
 
Wallace said that while he liked what the offense was doing, he had some concerns on defense.
 
“I’m concerned about our tackling on defense,” he said. “It may because we are using a quick whistle and trying to stay healthy, but we’ll find out Saturday.”
 
Overall Wallace said he pleased with the Lions pre-season progress, especially considering that 70 of UNA’s 118 players on the field are freshmen. “I’m really proud of them and their work ethic and the effort they are giving,” Wallace added. 
 
There were two position changes on Thursday with quarterback Bryce Curtis moving to tight end and Coty Spurling now playing wide receiver. 
 
The Lions will practice again Friday before holding a scrimmage at Braly Stadium Saturday at 3:15 P.M.
 
Courtesy UNA Media Relations