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Falcons were well prepared for start of spring football practice

Published: February 24, 2012, 8:51 pm, by admin

Spring football started for the Falcons on Friday, but it wasn’t their first day of practice this offseason.

The players got together to work out for about six weeks before spring practices started. Quarterback Connor Dietz said the players met shortly after the bowl game, and laid out a plan to practice together on their own.

The players got together for drills about twice a week, taking advantage of the indoor practice facility that opened last summer, in addition to strength training and conditioning.

“It’s been a productive six weeks,” Dietz said.

The Falcons will be working in many new starters, so all the practice time they can get is beneficial. There will be at least 16 starters, which made the first day of spring ball a lot different than last year, when the team had many experienced seniors returning.

“A bunch, a bunch of new faces involved,” Calhoun said after the first practice. “Yet, it’s an eager group. They’ll work well and they’ll have a good attitude.”

Running back Cody Getz (knee), who will be vying to start at tailback, was out, but he should return in about a week. Also, receiver Drew Coleman is still recovering from a shoulder injury and was out.