SPRING PRACTICE UPDATE: Compete
April 4, 2012
MONARCH MEDIA: Practice #6 Update:
BRINGING THE JUICE:
"If we are going to take this program to a higher level, we need to understand the difference between pain and feeling a little tired and be able compete and push ourselves through," said Wilder.
PUNTERS IN THE WINGS:
A few different Monarchs got a look at punting on Wednesday, including quarterback Taylor Heinicke, kicker Jarod Brown, and back-up Josh Williams.
"We want to have the ability to run specialty plays so we need to take a look at a numbers of different players who have shown they can punt the ball and have the ability to run those plays out of that formation, " Wilder noted.
Last season, outside of All-American Jonathan Plisco, quarterbacks Thomas DeMarco and Taylor Heinicke took turns punting the ball. Heinicke made four punts, all inside the 20, averaging 42.5 yards per punt.
The staff has seen improvement in situations in the pocket under pressure where Heinicke is resetting his feet into the open lane and keeping his eyes downfield to complete the pass.
PHRASE OF THE DAY:
THE MASTER MOTIVATOR:
Choices stands for:
"We are always talking about choices with our student-athletes," said Wilder . "Just like in football, in life everything comes down to the choices we make. We are trying to get our student-athletes to understand the choices they make on-campus, in the community, in the classroom, and on the field will affect not only their short term goals, but their long terms goals."
"The ultimate goals is that five or 10-years from now that they can look back on this experience and that is a lesson they learned - how to make choices in their life."
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