Full Speed Ahead
How many times do I need to say that stopping the run is a key to the 2011 Columbia season?
I think I’ve said it enough.
What I haven’t had the chance to say so much is that I see real evidence of improvement in this area… and obviously so do the Lion players and coaches.
The run defense by both the first and second string units in the spring game Friday night was very good.
It was good up-the-middle and it was good on the edges.
And that was WITHOUT Owen Fraser and without the very promising incoming transfer Wells Childress from Texas A&M.
In this area, there is indeed reason for optimism based on what I’m seeing.
As for the second key to the season, “letting Brackett be Brackett,” I was encouraged as well.
No, his stats weren’t that great but it was obvious that Sean Brackett was doing what he wanted to do out on the field. Even with the two-hand touch rule for QB’s in effect for the game, #10 playing with healthy abandon when he was passing and running.
Add to that the fact that he was named one of the team captains, and you get the feeling Brackett will be at least somewhat unleashed in the fall.
Check Your Inbox!
Hopefully, this news is lifting your spirits for the 2011 season.
And speaking of that…
Emails and regular mailings for football season tickets have gone out in the last few days.
The amazing deal remains the same: just $108 for premium chairback seats for the entire season. Bench seats are just $54 each.
When you click here, you get to see the view from your prospective seats via one of those cool interactice seating charts.
I know it’s early, (145 days to go), but showing your support for the team this early in the process helps the program in many ways.
For one thing, a good number of early subscribers is something the marketing guys in the athletic department can use to attract more sponsors.
So, go on the website and make the very modest financial commitment to the Lion football team as soon as you can.