HATTIEBURG, Miss – The Southern Miss football team returned to action for the second spring drill practice on Monday morning, working out on the playing field at MM Roberts Stadium.
The team performed its second of two NCAA-mandated practices in which the team is required to wear a helmet and shorts. The Golden Eagles worked for 2 hours and 20 minutes during the rather cloudy morning and again focused on individual drills as well as special teams, while the session ended with a few team periods.
With only helmets and shorts used in training for the first two days, this allows coaches to do a lot of teaching during this spring exercise period.
“No. 1 is alignment, footwork and hand placement because you can’t get as physical as you can,” second-year coach Will Hall said. “You can control what you can. control, which is what you’re trying to teach these children in all phases of life. But right now, alignment, assignment, fundamentals, and technique are the big things you want to focus on without pads.
Hall also announced that two players have moved to the defensive side of football. Jeremiah Robinson (Petal, Miss.) and Dee Baker (Flowood, Miss.) moved up to safety and cornerback, respectively. Baker also raced with the Golden Eagle track program this spring.
The Golden Eagles return to the training grounds on Wednesday.