Trojans look to find answers in spring
With the second week of spring practice beginning on Monday, the Troy Trojans will be looking to get a strong start to the 2010 season mainly by filling up holes from the past season.
“We certainly are no where close to being a good enough football team yet,” head coach Larry Blakeney said Monday night.
“We still got some time left in the spring to sort things out and find people but there are a lot of vacancies in our defense.”
One of the main areas the coaches will be looking to solidify is the defensive line, where the Trojans lost three starters in Cameron Sheffield, Brandon Land and Eugene Kinlaw.
“We are trying to find people willing to get the job done,” Blakeney said.
“We have some guys who can do some positive things but I am not sure some of our guys have a total grasp of how to win yet.”
Players who are will be looking to take spots on the defensive line are junior Brandon Boudreaux, red-shirt sophomore Jonathan Massaquoi, red-shirt junior Riley Flowers and junior Sidell Corley.
The three exiting Trojans combined for 171 total tackles and 18.5 sacks.
Corley and Boudreaux were the only two of the four that saw action, and combined for 15 tackles in 12 and seven games respectively.
“We are trying to find people willing to play and learn schemes. We want the guys who are going to play as hard as they can. “We are not in panicking mode yet, but we are a ways off,” the coach added.