Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hobbs opens spring football 3-day session, focused on learning offense

Clayton Jones/News-Sun
Hobbs' Javon King at the Eagles' spring workout
Tuesday at Watson Stadium.
  It's clear first-year Hobbs football coach Charles Gleghorn wants to use every moment he can to get the Eagles ready for the 2012 season as Hobbs opened a three-day spring football session Tuesday at Watson Stadium.
  Each practice session is an hour with Thursday culminating in a 7:30 p.m. "Under the Lights" practice open to the public at Watson Stadium.
  As I wrote in my article for Wednesday's News-Sun, the Eagles focused mainly on offense, learning Gleghorn's no-huddle spread offense. It was a lot of learning the calls and signals Tuesday while going through the basic plays.
  Gleghorn told me these three sessions are more about getting players adjusted to his style of practice while also improving the tempo of practice – particularly with the offense.
  Returning starting quarterback Brayden Price, fresh out of baseball, was getting back into the flow as he and Kolin Zembas took a lot of snaps at quarterback Tuesday. Donavon Fierro looked solid out of the backfield running the ball while it appears returnees Daniel Cornejo and Austin Hand will be key players defensively for the Eagles.
  Lots of repetitions is the theme with Gleghorn as passes flew left and right throughout practice.
  "We just need to do a lot of throwing and a lot of catching," Gleghorn said.
  I'll be out there the next two practices as well. Hard to believe the football season begins in just three months.