JU to hold Coaches Clinic and second scrimmage this weekend

April 12, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Area high school coaches will get the opportunity to see the inner-workings of the JU football program on Friday as the Dolphins host the inaugural Coaches Clinic.

The clinic coincides with JU's preparation for its second scrimmage of spring practice. The clinic starts tomorrow with the practice at 4 p.m., and a Q&A session with the JU coaching staff following after practice.

The clinic concludes on Saturday with the second scrimmage for the Dolphins, beginning at 10 a.m.

"We are excited about the opportunity to sit down with all of the local high school coaches and share our thoughts and philosophy," said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. "We want to develop a good relationship with the local programs here and feel that everyone will gain something from the clinic, including our staff here at JU."

The Dolphins returned to practice after the Easter break looking to continue to work towards championship form. The spring practices have seen the team making steady improvement while maintaining a high level of intensity.

"Practice is very intense, especially when it comes to the hitting drills," said senior wide receiver Michael Jenner. "The team is adjusting very well to the coaching staff and we are just sharpening up for the game on the 21st."

With the new coaching staff has come a new scheme and philosophy, which the players have been growing into during the spring practice.

Coach Bell's spread offense is made to put up a lot of points and keep the defense on its toes, with some players describing the new offense as "a dream come true."

"Practice is going really well, it took awhile for us to get things down but we are really clicking now," said senior wide receiver Nate Conner. "The offense is showing a lot of progression and we are looking better every day."

After the scrimmage on Saturday, the Dolphins will practice four more times before the Green and White game on April 21st at 10 a.m.