Tuesday’s practice saw us once again at the Bills Indoor field house and again the focus was on improvement and consistency. Now people may argue that taking the team to the field house when its not snowing and not really that cold seems a bit of overkill, but the conditions in the field house allow the team to get some polish and quality work done without dealing with the wind.
The offense took advantage of the conditions with several significant gains through the air, none-better than sophomore Alex Neutz (#19) bringing in a pass that was a little over thrown.
The day finished with some goal line work which is always intense and the offense managed to get into the end zone a few times and the defense (not to be outdone) stepped up and stopped a few attempts.
Wednesday again saw the team head indoors and another quality practice was the result. Senior linebacker Josh Copeland (#3) was everywhere picking off one pass and returning it to the end zone as the rest of the defense shouted “six” which exemplifies what UB defense is all about. Not only do they want to get interceptions, but when they do they want to take it to the house. Again later in the practice “Cope” was Johnny on the spot as he picked of a fade to the back of the end zone to stop a red zone assault from the offense.
Special teams had a busy day as we worked in our NASCAR field goal unit (which is used when we have no timeouts left) during a 2-minute drill, which resulted in made field goal.
Later in the practice during our team period we again ran a NASCAR for another made field goal that was preceded by two other field goals for a perfect four from four day from the unit.
Thursday is a day of lifting and meetings before getting after it again on Friday and then our last scrimmage on Saturday before the Blue and White game on April 16th.