Southern starts 2019 spring football

Southern starts 2019 spring football
Southern Jaguars (Brian Pellerin)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Southern University football team will start its 2019 spring football practices Thursday.

Southern spring football Day 1

Head coach Dawson Odums held a news conference at A.W. Mumford Fieldhouse to preview spring practice.

“Discipline is our biggest challenge,” Odums said.

He added the offense is deep at quarterback, running back, offensive line, and wide receiver. The biggest question is the defense with new leadership.

Lionel Washington is the new defensive coordinator for the Jaguars. He said for the run defense, the focus is on “getting our players to understand how to fit into gaps.”

The first practice will begin at 5 p.m. The Jags will have 14 other spring practices.

SU SPRING FOOTBALL PRACTICES:

March

7 - Helmets

9 - Shells

12 - Full pads

14 - Shells

15 - Shells

19 - Full pads

21 - Shells

22 - Pro Day

23 - Full pads

26 - Full pads

28 - Shells

30 - Spring Game

April

2 - Full pads

4 - Shells

5 - Shells

9 - Full pads

The Jaguars are coming off their first division championship and SWAC Championship appearance since 2014.

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