The Citadel Football held the final practice of fall camp on Tuesday morning at the Maybank Triplets Practice Facility. The Bulldogs worked out for approximately three hours. No injuries were reported after the team took a blow to the running back position on Monday with two key injuries.
“We had a bunch of bumps and bruises and for this late in camp it’s fairly common. So we adjusted our schedule and made sure that we didn’t do any live work today. Everything that we did was thud,” said Bulldog Head Coach
Kevin Higgins. “We ended practice with a good two-minute drill. It was good for our players just to get in that mode again of calling plays at the line of scrimmage and making adjustments to what they see.
“The defense was the same way, getting calls from the sideline and making their adjustments. I thought our guys handled that pretty well in terms of the process itself. We had a very good pass skeleton today, on both sides. I thought from an assignment standpoint, our guys did a good job.”
However, Higgins said the team did not catch the ball as well as he would have liked and was not as focused as they should have been on Tuesday. Higgins spoke to the players about when teammates are injured, encouraging them to rally together, pick one another up, step up and make more plays.
“One of the things that is nice about our offense is that it is multiple and we can use different personnel groups, so that if we are low on running backs we can utilize receivers in different positions,” Higgins added. “So that is something that we have to constantly look at with the depth that we have right now and with the injuries.”
Higgins hopes to see the return of starting quarterback Bart Blanchard and wide receiver Andre Roberts this coming week.
The Bulldogs will return to the field on Saturday for their final scrimmage before the start of the season. The scrimmage will take place at the Maybank Triplets Practice Facility at 10 a.m.