STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - No sunscreen was needed Wednesday afternoon as the Georgia Southern Football team was forced indoors for offensive and defensive walkthroughs in Hanner Fieldhouse. Stormy weather that moved through Bulloch County in the late afternoon disrupted the schedule for the day's second session. Coach Jeff Monken hopes to get the two-a-day practices in on Thursday.
"It is a little frustrating not to be able to be out there," said Eagle Head Coach Jeff Monken. "We have a limited number of opportunities, by NCAA rule, we are permitted 29 practices before our first game and we have to do those within a certain number of opportunities. When you miss one, it's tough and it takes away from the opportunity to prepare."
Monken was ready to get back on the practice field Wednesday after the Eagles' tempo and effort in the morning session was not up to par, but the weather did not accommodate. With this morning's practice, Georgia Southern completed 16 practices so far, and today was originally scheduled to be the fifth and final two-a-day of preseason camp.
"I didn't feel like we came out there with the best attitude about practicing and sometimes that happens," Monken said. "You get tired, you get taxed mentally and physically , and they are, they are tired, but that can't keep us from giving our very best effort."