MONTGOMERY – After a few lightning strikes force a late start, the Alabama State University football team was finally able to get their first day of practice in, although it was four hours late. The weather did provide a break from the intense heat from earlier in the day when the Hornets did hit the field. 

The plan was simple for the coaching staff on day one of preseason practice and that was to get the team back into the way things are going to be done.


“The number one thing we want to accomplish on the first day of practice is to get our base offense and defense and a couple of things on our base special teams in,” second-year Head Coach Brian Jenkins said. “We also want to get our team re-acclimated to how we do things on the football field and if we can accomplish those goals then our first day of practice will be a success.”

The coaching staff felt they had a solid spring practice and will look to build on that as preseason practice begins.

“We really started to become consistent at doing all the right things on both sides of the ball,” Jenkins said. “If we can bring that over from spring practice that will put us in position to win and win early.”

The Hornets will get an early start on the second day of preseason camp when they hit the field at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Courtesy: Alabama State Athletics

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