March 24, 2008
Albany -- The Albany State football team began its last week of spring practice Monday.
By practicing every other day, and taking off for spring break, the Rams have managed to turn their allotted fifteen days of practice into a month of preparation, and head coach Mike White says keeping it slow and steady in the spring pays big dividends in the fall.
"It helps you because you have the time to walk and talk about it," says White. "You take your time. During the season you go pretty fast. At this time you can slow it down, kind of walk through it, and talk yourself through it."
While this is the last week of practice, White says they won't overload the players with a lot of extra information before the long summer off.
"You're still at the same pace," says White. "As a coach, you try not to cram. You try not to force it. You try to just make sure they got the basics down. Step 1, 2, 3. A lot of times as coaches we forget those things, so spring is a great time to do that."
The Albany State football team finished 8-3 last season, and open up the year August 30th at home against Shaw University.