Samford Works in Shorts on Thursday

Pat Sullivan watches over Samford Spring Practice

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Samford football team practiced in shorts and helmets for about two hours Thursday afternoon at Seibert Stadium.


The workout was the 14th of 15 the team will go through this spring. Samford head coach Pat Sullivan said he was pleased with the way his team worked on Thursday.


“I was very impressed with today’s practice,” Sullivan said. “We challenged them to really concentrate, and I think they have.”


During Thursday’s practice, the Bulldogs began working on schemes they expect to see from their opponents during the 2013 season.


“We call this ‘SoCon Day,’ and we worked on different things that we anticipate seeing from some of the teams we play next year,” Sullivan said. “We basically have been going against our own schemes all spring.”


Friday will be the Bulldogs’ final practice of the team’s 2013 spring workouts. Sullivan said they will continue working on their opponents, but they will be working out in full pads.


“We had one more day in shorts we had to do, and tomorrow, hopefully, we’ll get one more day in pads,” Sullivan said. “We’ll have a similar type practice and hopefully get them ready to have a good summer and have some things that they can work on during the summertime.”


Sullivan said despite just working out in shorts and helmets, he did not see any let up from his team on Thursday.


“When you put them in shorts and they’re not in full gear, you want to make sure they have total concentration,” Sullivan said. “The one thing this group has shown is that every day they come to work they give it their all. The chemistry seems very, very good on this team.”


Friday’s final practice of the spring is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. The practice is open to the public.

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