Aug. 15, 2000
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- The Lumberjacks completed Tuesday afternoon's workout with a 60-play scrimmage that coach Mike Santiago called a good, crisp scrimmage.
"We had a good workout this morning. Tuesday morning was a much better workout than we had Monday afternoon. I thought the offensive linemen were a lot better today. The receivers were crisp today and I was very pleased with the overall mood of practice," said Santiago.
The team returned to the practice fields at 4:00 Tuesday afternoon for their first scrimmage action of the preseason camp. Santiago said following the scrimmage that he was pleased with what he saw on both sides of the ball.
"Offensively, we moved the ball very well up and down the field. I didn't think we did a particularly good job inside the red zone. We turned the ball over too many times. The offense moved the ball up and down the field, but just couldn't finish drives off inside the 20-yard line. The defensive unit really stepped up and made plays once the offense pushed them back inside their own 30-yard line, unfortunately I want to see them make more plays on the other end of the field," said Santiago.
The team will wrap up their first full week of two-a-days with a 90-play scrimmage Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. The scrimmage is free and open to the public.
*?K Ryan Rossner, a freshman from Metairie, La. continues to make strides as two-a-day practices continue. The former All-State kicker was 13 of 19 on field goal attempts last year as a high school senior. Four of his six misses were from more than 50 yards. Not only will Rossner be the place kicker for the Lumberjack football team in the fall, but he will also be one of the outstanding students on campus as the fall semester begins. Rossner enters SFA after scoring a perfect 1600 on his SAT exams.