Lumberjacks Open Fall Camp with First Workout
Aug. 5, 2005
NACOGDOCHES - First year Lumberjack head football coach Robert McFarland led his troops in their first workout of fall camp Friday afternoon at Homer Bryce Stadium. Eighty-Eight student-athletes reported to campus Thursday morning to begin preparations for the 2005 campaign. Friday's practice was the first of 29 sessions before the Sept. 1st season-opener against Henderson State.
"The first few days of practice we are going use to get our guys acclimated and work on our base package," said McFarland. "We still have a few guys that are finishing up their summer classes, so we want them to get their business taken care of in the classroom. This is a moment that my staff and I have worked hard for since we came on board and we're looking forward to working with our young men as we prepare for the 2005 season."
The `Jacks enter camp looking to replace two-time All-SLC quarterback Michael Williams. SFA has two solid options coming out of spring drills in fifth-year senior Zeke Dixon and the versatile Danny Southall. Dixon was unflappable in three spring scrimmages going 59-of-86 (67.8 percent) for 680 yards, eight touchdowns and only one interception. Southall has seen limited action under center but his speed and athleticism has already earned him playing time at a wide-out spot during his youthful career. Along with freshmen Rodney Freeman, Clint Bricker and TCU transfer James Battle the `Jacks will have a healthy battle for the starting position.
Notes: The annual "Meet the `Jacks" has been scheduled for Tuesday Aug. 23, at 6 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom of the University Center.