2012 game pitted offense vs. defense for 45-minutes scrimmage
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Haskell football fans got a sneak peek at their 2012 team Monday, as Head Coach Jimmy Snyder and his players took part in the annual spring scrimmage.
The game, which took place on the ‘Adobe Flats' in between the Coffin Sports Complex and football stadium, started at about 5:30pm and lasted until 6:15pm. This year's game pitted the HINU offense against the defense and already Coach Snyder has some positives to take away from the short scrimmage.
"Guys were really high spirited today and to compete at this level you have to be," the second year coach said.
Aside from the positive attitude his group of guys took to the field Monday, Coach Snyder also caught a glimpse of what is to come for the Indian offense.
"Our offense is a lot more assertive and confident," he thought. "(Starting quarterback) Maverick Lang looks way more confident than he did in the fall, so you can tell he is taking this team."
The offense and the defense ran close to 40-plays during the scrimmage, which amounted to about four drives. No score was kept during the contest, but Coach Snyder felt his entire team came out winners Monday evening.
"We are in the process of changing the brand of football we play," Snyder explained. "So today gave us a good frame work to come out with no pads and practice our skills every day."
The Indian football team will be back in the weight room Wednesday and although this marks the final full pads practice for a while, Coach Snyder's crew will be hard at work during the next few months to prepare for the fall.