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Jones says Hounds making progress
by Chuck Thompson
Aug 08, 2013 | 1197 views | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dustin Mosteller (47) hits Walker Juhan (9) as Justin Clausell (30) closes in during a four-on-four small-ball drill designed to test the players’ toughness during Monday’s practice.
Dustin Mosteller (47) hits Walker Juhan (9) as Justin Clausell (30) closes in during a four-on-four small-ball drill designed to test the players’ toughness during Monday’s practice.
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Coach Dwight Jones said Tuesday that the Greyhounds are making progress two weeks into preseason football practice, but they still have much work to do before the season opens on Aug. 30.

“It’s been going OK. Monday was not a good day,” Jones said. “Our first couple of days in full pads last Thursday and Friday were better. We had a little scrimmage on Friday, and I think the guys were still a little sore from that on Monday. But that’s something they have to learn to fight through.”

Jones said the team has dodged serious injuries so far.

“We’ve been blessed not to have a lot of guys bummed up, though they are sore. We’ve just got to learn to be more physical,” he said.

Jones praised several veterans on the team he is counting on to be leaders who have performed well so far – senior defensive tackle Deondre Wooten, junior fullback Walker Juhan, junior offensive guard Jaylin Wright and senior linebacker Robert Edwards.

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