Montgomery Opens First Spring Practice With TU On Sunday

Friday, March 6th 2015, 4:16 pm
By: News On 6

First-year Head Coach Philip Montgomery and the Tulsa football coaching staff will get on the practice field for the first time with the Golden Hurricane team this Sunday afternoon.

It will be the first practice of 15 scheduled for the spring, and beginning with Sunday three of those practice sessions before spring break starts. Tulsa will also be on the field Tuesday and Thursday of next week and then will return to the practice field on Tuesday, March 24 and will complete spring drills with the Annual Spring Game on April 18.

“We're excited to get on the field with our players,” said Montgomery. “We're looking forward to having the opportunity to put them through our drills and get involved in our schemes, as well as being able to evaluate our strengths and weaknesses on both sides of the ball,”

“Our guys worked extremely hard in our off-season conditioning workouts, and now it's time to get on the field an install our system. Their excitement level has been through the roof since we've been here, and we're looking forward to seeing how that translates on the field. We have so much to accomplish this spring. Tempo will be a huge deal at just learning how to practice at the pace that we want to play,” added Montgomery.

“Everything will be different from a tempo and scheme standpoint, so we'll be anxious to see our guys prepare and see how they adapt offensively. Clarity from a verbiage standpoint with a totally different scheme will be important as we go through spring,” said Montgomery. “On defense, we'll see how the front seven and back-end will mesh from a coverage standpoint, and see how everything fits with our personnel.”

“Tempo will be a huge deal at just learning how to practice at the pace that we have to play at and how will that translate. When we start out we know that it will not look very good, there will be a lot of bumps in the road as we get things installed and work to perfect them,” added Montgomery.

Tulsa Pro Day is scheduled for Monday, March 9, with a mid-morning start time.


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