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Posted: Thursday, August 2nd 2012 at 11:31pm

Ga. Southern holds first fall practice indoors

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STATESBORO -- The Georgia Southern University Football team held their first practice of fall camp Thursday afternoon but severe weather forced them inside.

The Eagles made the best of it by holding walk-through drills inside Hanner Fieldhouse, after lighting delayed practice for almost an hour.

“We look forward to being out there [on the practice fields],” said Head Coach Jeff Monken. “I think there is an anticipation from the players and from the coaches to be out there and run around. Unfortunately, we couldn't do that and this was the best alternative.”

The practice sessions, on the two basketball courts, limited things but the time indoors allowed the team to go over assignments. The freshman class, which was going through their first Eagle practice, took full advantage of the extra time to learn the plays.

“I'm always anxious to see the freshman class, the new guys who haven't been in a college uniform before, to see how they react and respond to the pressure of all the information that they get. There are a lot of young kids in this group that I think have a chance to be good players,” stated Monken about his new crop of players.

The Georgia Southern Football team will continue their Fall Camp tomorrow at 2:45 p.m. The Eagles will practice two more times this week on Saturday and Sunday. Both practices are scheduled for 2:45 p.m.
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