The Wofford football team completed spring practice with a seventy-five minute workout on Wednesday afternoon. The practice session was the fifteenth of the spring for the Terriers.
“It was a very productive spring,” said head coach Mike Ayers. “Starting out we wanted to improve in the throwing game and we have done that. Defensively we wanted to make sure that everyone was assignment sound and understood their job and how to do it. We worked on the kicking game, probably not as extensively as we would have liked, but we got some work in on that. The big concern coming out of spring ball is some of the injuries that we sustained.”
“The way that it looks now at quarterback is that it is going to be a dogfight,” continued Ayers. “You have four guys that have nice skill sets and have the ability to run the football and throw the ball fairly well. In the past fifteen days they have each had days when the light was bright and sometimes had days when it was a little bit dim. Overall all of them were able to show what they are capable of doing.
“We have competition on the offensive line, at running back and at fullback,” said Ayers. “On defense we have had some guys that have stepped up and this will be there first time in a starting role who are performing well. Every time that we have gone against each other in eleven-on-eleven situations it has been very physical, very up tempo. We have tried to work on ball security from an offensive aspect. We have worked on tackling almost every day and tried to get our guys in a better position in terms of angles and the basic fundamentals.”
The Terriers will return to work after spring break on strength and speed training in preparation for the 2013 season opener at Baylor.
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