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MONTGOMERY, AL -
MONTGOMERY—The Alabama State University Hornets hit the field in full gear for the first time today, and even though there were some good things to happen, the coaching staff is not thrilled about the overall conditioning the team is in.
"There are some guys that are performing the way we want them to," head coach Reggie Barlow said. "I am really disappointed in the conditioning of our big guys, the ownership they are not taking and outside of Edmond Davis there is not one leader that has stepped up the right way, competed the right way and got in shape."
"Some of the guys we are counting on there has been no leadership from them. Their conditioning is not like I want it to be. They are kind of feeling sorry for themselves and not fighting through it."
Tomorrow's practice will definitely not be any easier as the Hornets are scheduled to go through their first two-a-day practice. The early practice is set to begin at 9 a.m. followed by the second practice at 6 p.m.
"I like self starters, people that are going to come here and have an appreciation for the opportunity to play football," Barlow said. "It will not get any easier and we know they are going to get tired (in tomorrow's practices), but once you get out there it is like, ok, I know I have to do this so let's compete."
"Hey, it's going to be hot the first game and we can't have guys play three plays and tap out. We've got to have these guys up front step up and be leaders and know what kind of burden it is going to be on them throughout the season."
The Hornets did spend a lot of time on being up-tempo in their play calling and getting the ball snapped in a quick fashion during today's practice.
"Offensively our guys have done some positive things like getting the call and playing fast, but we are no where need the speed I would like for us to go," Barlow said. "A lot of that, naturally, comes from Greg, but it also falls on the offensive line being able to block, pass protect and then get back and get set to do it all over again. Their conditioning has to be outstanding."
The Hornets have planned to have their first scrimmage of the season Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m.
INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama State University Athletics