Wofford Football Opens Spring Practice
By Southern Pigskin Staff
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The Wofford College football team opened spring practice on a cold and windy Monday night with the first of fifteen scheduled practices.
SPARTANBURG, SC – On the first day, the Terriers worked out in helmets on the Gibbs Stadium field for approximately two hours.
“We are excited to be back out on the grass and coach,” said head coach Mike Ayers. “We have a lot of young kids that are going to see a tremendous amount of reps and we are going to have an opportunity to find out what guys are going to be able to help us in the fall. We are going to work hard on the fundamentals of the game, making sure we are a fundamentally sound football team. I think we have some guys that have been redshirted and we are excited about seeing them compete. We are going to try and be as competitive every day as we can be. I think we are going to get after it in a lot more of our drills than we have in the past. There are some guys who are proven and been here three years, four years, even five years and we know what they can do, so we might limit their reps and afford those young guys as many reps as possible.”
On the injury front, several players were out of contact drills, however no players are listed as out for spring practices. Quarterback Chris White has opted not to return for a fifth-year and will begin medical school this fall.
Last week, the team underwent testing in the weight room. In the broad jump, three players were over ten feet, led by Caleb Lucas at 10’ 4”. In the vertical jump, nine players were over 35 inches, with Zack Cole at 39” followed by Alvin Scioneaux and Bernard Williams at 38”. In the squat, four players lifted over 500 pounds, with Tarek Odom hitting 600 pounds. The bench press had three players go over 400 pounds, as Caleb Lucas, Jared Singleton, and Allen Smith were all at 405 pounds. In the hang clean (without straps), seven players were over 300 pounds, led by Zach Murray at 330 pounds.
Wofford will hold the first of two scrimmages on Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 am. The second scrimmage is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, also at 10:00 am. In each scrimmage, the Terriers will run 80 to 100 scripted plays.