SMU second Saturday practice was "Special"

For a hour and a half the SMU Mustangs focused on every special teams unit. A spirited walk-thru was a teaching segment for the Mustang coaching staff, putting each player in the right spot. Go inside for this special team recap of Saturday's afternoon practice.

The afternoon practice on Saturday was held inside Ford Stadium and consisted of only special teams. Coach Gansz had his signature headset microphone on leading the special teams workout.

The players were assigned to their respected units on the kickoff team, kick return team, punt team, and punt return team. They went against scout units in walk-through form with a few live scenarios thrown in the mix.

Punter Thomas Morstead looked impressive with his punting, spiraling many balls 55 yards or more. The deep snapping today was much better, with hard, fast, crisp snaps.

Junior Kellis Cunningham also looked sharp on his kickoffs.

Overall, special teams practice went well, except Coach Gansz was very perturbed about the team's general lack of hustle during this practice, especially getting on and off the field.

The Mustangs will have Sunday off before returning to the practice field Monday morning for one practice at 8:30 a.m.

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