Spring Practice Recap: Heading Down The Stretch

Chris Carnegie

Chris Carnegie

March 5, 2013

WEST POINT, N.Y.  – The Army football team began its final week of spring practice on Tuesday morning with a workout inside the Foley Athletic Center. Army has one more practice on Thursday before the wrapping up spring practice on Friday.

Tuesday’s Notables


Tuesday’s Quotables
Co-Defensive Coordinator Chris Smeland
(Ref.: the back half of the Army defense’s performance this spring)
“We got a good chance to play a lot of our base coverage versus option football, and I think we made some strides there. We moved people around such as Shaquille Tolbert from corner to sam, and I think that was a very positive move for us. I think he’s a young man that is going to express what we’re looking for at that position. He’s a guy that can play in space a little a bit. It was nice to see Geoffery Bacon have a good spring after we backed him up. I think maybe he sees the game a little better from that spot. Thomas Holloway had a solid spring, and Chris Carnegie is playing with a lot of confidence at boundary corner. You would expect that after all the reps he got as a freshman, but he’s come in this spring and really done a nice job. I think we’re pleased with those guys right now.”

(Ref.: going through spring ball without three starters from last season)
“It gives us a chance to take a look at some guys that came over from the other side of the ball like Luke Proulx. Luke has had a solid spring in terms of understanding what we’re trying to get done defensively. He still has a little ways to go. It’s good to get a guy like Addison Holstein back on the field. He’s really been away from us for almost two seasons because of injury. It’s been good.”

(Ref.: getting those players who missed the spring back in the fall)
“We’re looking forward to getting those guys back off the sideline. Those guys will create a pretty interesting dynamic for us in the fall.”

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