Defensive end Chris Walton rushes the quarterback in a spring drill. McGee says he is pleased with the defensive line's progression so far.
April 10, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB football team practiced for two hours on Wednesday at Legion Field and will continue work at the stadium the remainder of the week.
Head coach Garrick McGee spent time with media following Wednesday’s drills and discussed several topics, including what he has seen from his defensive line so far in the spring.
“They are all doing a pretty good job,” McGee said. “They understand how to play with leverage now. They are being taught how to use the strengths that they have – not run around the blocks but use the strengths that they have by pressing back into people and not running around people to open up running lanes.”
The Blazers, who have completed seven sessions, are nearly halfway through with spring drills. UAB has eight practices remaining including the April 27 Spring Game, which will be played at the West Campus Field at 11 a.m. CT. In preparation for that contest, the Blazers will have a full-scale scrimmage on Saturday at Legion Field.
“I just hope to see us play fast, physical football on Saturday – for our offense to execute very well and our defense to have a lot of energy and create turnovers. I just want to see us play very passionate and fundamentally sound football,” McGee said.
UAB’s Saturday scrimmage, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. CT, will be open to the public at Legion Field.