SU Jaguars push through despite adverse conditions

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POSTED: Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:32pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 6:11pm

The Southern University Jaguars continued their fall camp today, and this time they were able to practice outside on their own field, but it wasn't easy.

"It's going to be kind of tough, without lines and hashes," said Southern University Head Football Coach Dawson Odums

That's what these Jags had to deal with Saturday. Fall camp just started Friday, where the players had to practice inside due to the rain.

Now Saturday, they can practice outside, but not on the practice field because it's too run-down. So, they're in their stadium, which sounds like a good thing, but problem is there are no lines on the field.

Senior Fullback Bryan McCain said, he is just trying to make the best of it.

"This is my first time practicing on a football field without lines, so we just got to roll with the punches," McCain said. "I mean, it's just us being out here in the grass, rolling around, you know, hitting, running, and different things like that you know. It's just a great atmosphere today."

However, Odums said, they shouldn't have to deal with this.

"My question is, am I wrong for wanting better for them? You know, am I wrong for wanting them to have a greater experience? That's all I want. That's all I work for," Odums said.

Odums said he is fed up. So, he is calling out for help.

"We need a practice facility. We don't need a facade," Odums explained. "Our players understand that this is the hand we're dealt today. We're going to do the best we can. We need help."

"With that being said, it's just overcoming adversity that we're going to face throughout the season, and just getting prepared each and every way. I look at it as being a good thing," McCain said.

The Jaguars are preparing for their first game of the season against UL Lafayette on August 30th.

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