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Football Continues Spring Practice

Starting quarterback Nick Mullens
April 9, 2014

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The University of Southern Mississippi football team continued spring practice on Wednesday afternoon at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility. The team was dressed out in full uniforms for the 11th of 15 scheduled practices.

The team once again practiced for 2 hours, 45 minutes in a spirited workout. With a young team, second-year head coach Todd Monken continues to emphasize the fundamentals and consistency.

"We have talent," Monken stated after practice. "We just don't have mature talent. Every day they continue to be around us and get to practice, they are going to get better. We have a real good nucleus of players."

One player in particular that has shown great improvement from year one to year two is starting quarterback Nick Mullens.

"We have the right guy at quarterback," Monken said of his sophomore QB.

"His leadership out here is strong," Monken added of Mullens. "Leaders are guys who bring people with them, which he does. He is always in watching film. He is never out here getting punished. He is always on time for class. He is in the weight room and he never cheats on reps. He is one of the hardest working guys we have. That's where leadership comes from - your energy, your enthusiasm and your attitude."

The Golden Eagles will hold their 12th practice of the spring on Friday afternoon.

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