UTSA Football Practice Report 11.24.15
Coker Not Happy with Practice: Head Coach Larry Coker was not happy with Tuesday’s practice. He told media: “We were good enough today to get embarrassed, to be quite honest.” The normally light-hearted coach added: “It’s mental. We’re playing on Saturday, they’re a good football team, and we’re going to have to play our best to have a chance to beat them.”
Extra Work For Offense: As a result of the lackluster practice, Offensive Coordinator Kevin Brown kept the offensive line, running backs, tight ends, and quarterbacks for an additional 20 minutes of work following practice.
Perez Limited: On Monday, UTSA updated their two-deep depth chart. Juan Perez-Isidoro was listed at starting center. On Tuesday, Perez was not participating in the team workouts toward the end of practice. Although he was not wearing pads when he exited practice, he did have them with him and appeared to have worked out earlier in the practice.
Woods Earns Praise: True Freshman Clayton Woods had his first-career start vs Rice. This was the most Woods has played Center, although he has logged some time earlier in the season. OC Kevin Brown said that Woods played extremely well against the Owls and added that Clayton has improved immensely since arriving last spring.
Worried About MTSU’s Offense: Coach Coker spoke highly of Middle Tennessee’s offense Tuesday saying: “They’re an outstanding football team, they’re really good at quarterback. They run the ball well. Their offense line is one of the best I’ve seen, they’re really good. They’re a lot better than I want them to be.”
Practice Schedule: As typical on previous Thanksgiving game weeks, UTSA will practice Wednesday morning and Thursday morning this week. Friday will be a normal “travel” day as players and coaches will head downtown to stay at the team hotel the night before the game. Many players have local ties so much of the team will go home for Thanksgiving (following practice). Out of town players will go to other players’ houses and/or coaches’ house for Thanksgiving.
Larry Coker Interview (Audio)