The Western Kentucky University football team completed its second week of spring practice, signifying the midway point of the four-week, 15-practice schedule.
The Hilltoppers will now take the weekend off for Easter before returning to the field for another 8:45 a.m. practice on Monday.
“We’re about where I thought we would be at this point,” said Hilltopper head coach David Elson. “We’re going to take some time as a coaching staff to recap and evaluate things, and I think we’ll see we are where we wanted and needed to be at this point. We’re obviously going to take advantage of every practice we’re allowed this spring to keep getting these guys a lot of reps.”
Along with that development and additional repetition in drills, Elson has seen improvement in live game situations and scrimmages. “Offensively, we’re cleaning up a lot of things and limiting our penalties and movement,” added Elson. “Today we slowed things down and did a lot more teaching. When we got to the scrimmage at the end of practice, I though we were a lot sharper overall and had a better chemistry out there on both sides of the ball.”
The Hilltoppers, one of only 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (I-A) teams, are eligible for a bowl berth and the Sun Belt Conference championship for the first time in 2009.