FOOTBALL: Day 4 of Spring Practice is Fulls of Pads & Pride
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 04/02/2009
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TOWSON, Md. -- The fourth day of Spring Practice had the team in full pads and was highlighted by a "Pride Drill" between the offense and defense. Despite the threat of rain all day, the practice was dry and as the previous three days had shown full of energy and excitement as the team was able to now go 100%.

The practice began with the team tackle circuit, taking each individual position through different tackling scenarios, most important giving and taking tackles the correct way to avoid injury. With just six offensive lineman practicing at 100% and nearly a dozen guys being looked over by athletic trainer Brian Bradshaw, remaining healthy seems nearly as important as learning the schemes the new coaches have brought to Towson.

The usual drills like 7 v 7, goal line, inside run, and punt blocks filled the day but the Pride drill early in practice was perhaps the most interesting and energetic drill of the day. Video of the drill is linked above.

Coach Ambrose, who has had a very hands on approach through the first four days, working with each position coach in each drill even found time to work with three walk-on kickers on throwing the ball in fake kick and broken blocking scenarios.

With the lacrosse team preparing in the stadium for their Saturday home with CAA opponent Sacred Heart, the team was on their third different field in four days, the lower Towson Center practice field which is grass.

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