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SPRING DRILLS UNDERWAY

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 by staff
The 2010 OPSU Aggie Football Team began preparations for the 2010 season with the beginning of Spring Football on Saturday, March 6.  More than 80 players were present for drills and put together a 2 hour spirited workout.

The team has hopes of getting in 2 more practices, this week, on Tuesday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 10 but that will depend on the weather cooperating.  The remaining practices will begin, again on Sunday, March 21, after the players return from spring break.

NCAA rules allow for the team to have 15 practices in a 29 day period.  The 2010 Spring Football Game would count as one of those practices.  The first three must be in helmets only with the next two in full pads, but without full contact.

"We had  great opening practice for the spring.  We are playing flag football in helmets, but the players looked sharp for the first day." stated Aggie head football coach Mike Wyatt.

Offensively, quarterback, Kevin Lauchland, a junior (next fall)  from Lodi, California, looked impressive in his debut at the top of the depth charrt.  His passes were sharp and on the money.  The running back group of Darryl Brister, Zaccheaus McCaskill and Jose Mendoza also looked good on the first day behind the veteran offensive line lead by Senior (next fall) Tim O'Neil, a juco transfer last fall from the College of DuPage.

Junior to be, Joffrey Wallace looks to have easily made the transition to tight end after having started the last two season in the offensvie line.

Defensively, the Aggie front looked good in drills, led by seniors to be, William Turnbo, Dyran Wright, Gus Overstreet, and Andrew Walker.  Redshirt Freshman Bo Coleman was also impressive, as  was sophomore Micahel Simpson.

The linebacker corps led by Jose Huerta (senior next fall) and Josh Ohlmann (juior in the fall) also had impressive moments, as did  Steven Kassner, Quitin Green and newcomer Chris Robinson in the secondary.  Josh Witt also looked to have found a home at strong safety.

"That was a good first practice for the Aggies.  There is depth on the team and that is as good as I have seen the Aggies look for a first day." stated Jeff Cornwell, former Aggie assistant coach and player,  who now coaches in Liberal.

The Aggies will wrap up spring football training at 3 PM on April 10 with the Aggie Spring Football Game.

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