The University of West Alabama football team began spring football practice on Monday afternoon. UWA looks to build upon a 2008 record of 4-7.
“The first day of practice is always fun. The kids are excited to be out here. They are moving around well,” said UWA Head Coach Bobby Wallace. “We are above where we were on offense last year at this time. Most of our skill players weren’t here at this time, which is a change.
“On defense, we have some guys that have switched positions and sides of the ball along with some young players that we have to see how they fit into the mix,” Wallace continued.
Wallace, who enters his 21st season as a head coach and fourth in Livingston, expressed some concern on the line.
“We are thin on the line. It’s not as noticeable today, but as we get into more scrimmage activity, we do have a concern. We addressed that during signing day and we will have those kids when we start fall practices, but right now we know we are thin up front.”
West Alabama opens the 2009 season on Thursday, Aug. 27, as UWA travels to Belhaven College. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in Jackson, Miss.