Golden Eagles Prep for Road Game with Marshall
Southern Miss meets the Thundering Herd in an 11 a.m. (CT), contest Saturday in Huntington, W. Va.
Oct. 29, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss football team practiced for nearly three hours on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for its upcoming road tilt this Saturday against Marshall.
Game time is set for 11 a.m. (CT), at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.Va.
The Golden Eagles worked out in shorts and helmets, allowing for a more up-beat tempo throughout the practice.
"We decided today to go with spider pads and lowers," head coach Todd Monken said. "The guys had a hard lift today. Guys flew around. It's about everyday trying to make sure that it looks like on film is what you want it to look like."
With one career start under his belt, Monken was asked about the progress of true freshman Nick Mullens of Hoover, Ala. Monken said his rookie signal caller is continuing to improve.
"His leadership was good," stated Monken. "His poise was good. His communication was good. He just needs a little bit of a time clock of when to unload the ball. That will help us in terms of the fumbles. That will help us in terms of interceptions."
The Golden Eagles continue the week with practice on Wednesday and Thursday before embarking for Huntington, W. Va. on Friday afternoon.