It’s been four weeks since the college football national championship game and Super Bowl 52, so some football fans are feeling the blues with months until football returns.
Well, that is unless you are a member of the Appalachian State football team.
On Monday, Appalachian State came together for the official beginning of spring practice.
“We like to piggyback off the fall,” Mountaineers head coach Scott Satterfield told the school’s website. “You remember a lot and can pick up where you left off with a shorter break. We’ll focus on fundamentals; blocking, tackling, angles, and leverage. We’re fortunate to have kept our staff together, so you don’t have a learning curve and can get to work pretty quickly.”
For Appalachian State, “Spring Practice” will end on March 4.
It is an interesting strategy, considering most programs do not begin spring practice until the second half of March, but one that will be something worth watching.
If the Mountaineers are able to find their rhythm and stride early on in the season, we may see more and more programs deciding to kickoff their spring practices before National Signing Day even takes place.
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