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Blazers need quicker start on road

October 3, 2007

 Valdosta - Even when teams are unbeaten, coaches always find something their palyers can do better.

Valdosta State head coach David Dean is looking for ways to get his Blazers off to better starts.

The 4th ranked Blazers got off to another slow start on offense with two fumbles and just three points in the first half of Saturday's win against Ouachita Baptist.

The first half touchdown came on a punt return by Roger King.

Head coach David Dean joked after the game that he may start giving his halftime talk in the pregame.

But Dean isn't joking when he says his team better come out of the locker room ready to play Saturday against a very good Southern Arkansas team on Saturday.

David Dean said "We put a concerted effort earlier in the year to be better in the red zone. We have gotten better in the red zone but now we have gotten off to slow start. That is something we are working on. A little bit more intensity at the start of practice so we don't fall into that lull. "

Valdosta State has won seven in a row against Southern Arkansas.

The  Blazers try to make it eight straight against the Muleriders Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Magnolia, Arkansas.

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