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Eagle Football Finishes Third Week of Spring with Scrimmage




April 4, 2014

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss football team completed its third week of practice here Friday afternoon by going through its second scrimmage of the spring at Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium.

The scrimmage went over the final 90 minutes of the team's ninth workout this spring and second-year head coach Todd Monken said that both sides of the ball were more balanced than last Saturday's first effort.

"I thought it was a little more balanced and we made a few more plays offensively," said Monken. "We gave ourselves a chance to have a little more success. It always feels a little better when you feel like both sides make some plays here and there."

Monken also said that he believes like this team is getting closer to what he wants them to look like.

"It kind of looked like we want it to," said Monken. "You want it to look like that's how you practice it, and if they're better than you are, then they're better. You want it to at least look like `OK, we're lined up, and we are blocking the right people.' If we get beat physically, fine."

The Golden Eagles return to practice Monday at 3:45 p.m. The workout is open to the public. Spring drills conclude with the team's annual Black and Gold spring game, Saturday, April 19. Game time is 1 p.m., and admission is free. The contest is part of the 2014 Eagle Fest weekend.

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