2017 Football

Defense continues to shine in Alabama State scrimmage

Coaches pleased with brand new defensive scheme.

Courtesy: Alabama State Athletics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama State University football team completed its second scrimmage of the Fall Camp on Saturday morning at the ASU Football Stadium.

“We have improved in every phase and that’s what we set out to do,” Alabama State head coach Brian Jenkins said. “I think the day was prosperous for us. We saw some better things than we did in the last scrimmage. It was good to see some of the young guys get in there and perform and do some things.”

The Hornets worked on all facets of the game as the offense improved from its first scrimmage.

“The offense is rhythm and timing,” Jenkins said. “You’ve got to catch your rhythm and timing and that does take some time. But today the timing was a lot better and the rhythm was a lot better, which was good to see.”

Alabama State’s defense picked up where it left off in Wednesday’s scrimmage and continues to show improvement from the defensive scheme that first-year defensive coordinator Osita Alaribe has installed.

“The defense is doing a good job and that’s only going to make us better offensively,” Jenkins said. “I’m glad to see the guys swarming the ball and glad to see the guys tackling the way that they are. Today they picked up where they left off on Wednesday.”

The special teams have shown improvement during the fall and have made big strides with the addition of freshman kicker Hunter Hanson.

“I am very excited to have him in camp,” Jenkins said. “I’ve been telling people that I thought this kid was special. I thought we really got lucky when we signed him. He has great work ethic and fits right in. He has a great championship leg and he will help us tremendously.”

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