SignUp
NCHC.tv
North Dakota Hockey Ticket On Sale Now
Sport Page
Play Video
UND football players shake hands after Sunday's first spring practice in full pads at Memorial Stadiu.
#UNDSpringFB - Practice Report No. 3
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Saturday 04/07/2013 14:41:14 (ET)
by UNDsports.com
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop

Grand Forks, N.D. - The North Dakota football team donned full pads for the first time during spring practices on Sunday and the energy remained high at Memorial Stadium. The live drills will come where the pads will really start popping, but getting back to "real football" was welcomed by all involved.

"I think the players are coming out and doing what we ask them to do. They are working hard and I think we are doing a nice job as a defensive staff in giving them something specific to improve on every day," defensive coordinator Josh Kotelnicki said. "We are headed in the right direction."

Notebook
- With the start of spring practices being pushed back a couple of weeks, the team hit the field for the third straight day to make up for lost time. The team will is scheduled to be back on the field on Monday before getting a day off on Tuesday.
- The one-on-one drills involving wide receivers and defensive backs is usually one of the more entertaining five-minute periods of a given practice. The banter going back-and-forth between the two units adds a little extra boost to the session.
- Senior Greg Hardin made up for an uncharacteristic drop on the first play of team drills by hauling in a nice deep pass from redshirt freshman Ryan Bartels later in the session. Bartels had several long connections on the day.
- The special teams emphasis today was on kickoff return. Hardin, junior defensive back Daryl Brown and running Jake Miller each got some reps as the primary return man. Newcomer J.J. Robertson and sophomore Jameer Jackson were the two upbacks in front of Hardin on the first team.

Sayler shoots low round of career at Coyote Classic
Sophomore Daniel Sayler turned in the best round of his collegiate career, carding a second-round 75 (+3) to help lead the North Dakota men's golf team in day one action. MORE
Guggisberg's steady play paces UND at Coyote Classic
Sophomore Alexis Guggisberg had her best day of the young season, carding a 159 (+15) in the opening two rounds of the Coyote Classic. MORE
UND continues fall season in Omaha
The University of North Dakota men's tennis team competed at the Omaha Collegiate Invitational this past weekend. Connor Oberle and David Bergstrom highlighted the weekend for UND, taking fourth... MORE
SAAC set for Big Sky charity drive, Halloween Bash
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) announced today its 2014-15 Big Sky Conference charity drive, as well as the details for its third... MORE
Moser earns Big Sky Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah—University of North Dakota sophomore middle blocker Chelsea Moser has been named the Big Sky Player of the Week for the opening weekend of league play. Moser led UND to a 2-0 start in... MORE

advertisement