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Florence, Ala. – After a week of pre-season practice, University of North Alabama Head Football Coach Bobby Wallace said he is seeing improvement in his squad as it gears up for a September 2 date with Miles College.
“Things are improving and progressing,” Wallace said. “We were more physical today and people were running to the football and we have a lot of guys who are giving great effort. Chris Alexander also had a good day at quarterback. We have two more days until our Saturday scrimmage and hopefully we can be crisp and go full speed Saturday.”
Wallace said that while the Lions still have a lot of newcomers that have to find their way, he is feeling good about the Lions’ first units.
“If you could guarantee that we wouldn’t have any injuries, I would say I feel real comfortable with the guys we have on the first-team offense and defense,” Wallace said. “But those things are going to happen and you have to have young guys ready to step up.”
Wallace said that developing depth and staying healthy were his two main concerns leading up to the season-opener. He said the starting positions were pretty well established with the exception of the Will Linebacker position.
“We’ll know more after Saturday but I feel comfortable with the starters we have.” he said.
UNA also did some extra conditioning work Wednesday. “We were dragging a little after our first two-a-day Tuesday and we have got to pick it up a little,” Wallace said.
UNA will practice at 9 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday before Saturday’s scrimmage at Braly Stadium at 3:15. The scrimmage is open to the public.
Courtesy UNA Media Relations