Furman’s first day in pads proved to be spirited and yielded positive results, Paladin head football coach Bobby Lamb said Thursday.
“There’s always excitement in the air when you put on the shoulder pads, even though we weren’t in full gear,” Lamb commented following his team’s near three hour morning practice.
The Paladins’ third practice of the preseason again included 1-on-1 and 7-on-7 work, as well as a team session, and it also saw the squad’s first work with the option, which Lamb labeled as “pretty productive.” In addition Furman concentrated on kickoff returns, as well as other special teams play.
“I thought Chris Foricer and Cody Worley looked really good running the option, and they also both had long touchdown passes to Adam Mims and Tyler Maples.”
Defensively Lamb praised the work of projected starting sophomore defensive ends Josh Lynn and Aaron Riley.
“You can see there’s some real potential there with Josh and Aaron. They’re bigger and stronger than they were a year ago, and I think that’s really going to help us along the defensive line.”
The Paladins will practice Friday at 8:45 a.m.