In its first work since Saturday’s controlled scrimmage, the team returned to shells (shoulder pads and helmets only) and headed indoors to avoid severe weather expected in the area
“I just observed today. It was good to sit back and get an overview,” said Croom, who returned to practice after missing Saturday with an illness. “I like our work ethic.”
While the head coach was pleased with his troops’ intensity, he cited a lack of execution both as he watched Monday’s workout and from what he saw on film from Saturday
“We’ve got too many balls on the ground,” Croom said. “There’s a lack of execution and the guys we need to make plays aren’t making them."
Croom also reported a relatively clean bill of health for his team following Saturday’s first day of full-contact work, saying there were “no major injuries.”
Jimmie Holmes (shoulder), Quinton Wesley (back) and Brandon McRae (toe) were the only new additions to the injured list and none are expected to miss significant practice time.
State returns to the practice fields in full pads on Tuesday before taking Wednesday off. After a Thursday session in shells, the team will scrimmage on Friday before dismissing for the university’s spring holiday.