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Eagles Begin Practice

When you hear the cleats running across the bridge over beautiful Eagle Creek, it can mean only one thing,  Georgia Southern is ready for some football.

Monday morning, the Eagles hit the field for Day one of fall camp.

Senior Wide Receiver, Lynon Jefferson is happy to be on the field, "it feels great, we come out every day in the summer, practicing, running routes without the coaches, we're ready to play."

"We're excited to be back on the field," says head coach, Chris Hatcher, "it seems like it's been a long time since spring practice, this is the first time since April we've been able to work with the football team."

Wide Receiver Jayson Foster says, "It feels great to finally get started, we've been sitting on the shelf doing summer workouts working out on your own, now it's time to show the coaches what you can do."

89 Eagles reported to camp along with 9 new coaches including, the new head eagle Chris Hatcher. Officially kicking off a new era at Georgia Southern.

"I think he's the best, he knows what he's doing." adds Jefferson.

"Coach Hatcher knows what he's talking about, he's very smart about the offense and defense, says quarterback, Travis Clark, "he's going to turn things around."

With the help of their new coach they hope to turn things back to normal in Eagle Country, which means:

"We expect to be on the top, make a playoff run and hopefully get back to the national championship." says Jefferson.

Clearly, Georiga Southern is ready for some football.

Reported by: Melissa Maikos, mmaikos@wtoc.com

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