Wednesday, August 27, 2008

XBox NCAA Football Tourney

We are about a week and a half into camp now, and the Lewis & Clark Coaching staff decided to put together a NCAA Football Tournament on the XBox.

We made teams of 2, and each player had to play two quarters of each game. Then each team picked from one of the pre-selected college teams out of a hat. Because of the uneven amount of teams, a coaches' team was created. The coaches' team has made it past the 2nd round so far.

Camp so far has been productive and very fast-paced. The players are playing with a lot of intensity. They are practicing like they are preparing to win a few games. The first test will be against Principia College in Illinois on September 6th.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

1st Day of Camp

Last night all the players reported to camp, and today was the first practice. The practice was about as good as you could ask for on the first day. The intensity and speed of practice was high, and the players were all very excited for the start of the new season.

We are all very optimistic about this season, and it showed with the tempo of practice. The upperclassmen did a good job of showing the incoming players the ropes. The team also seemed to understand the concept of taking responsibility and accountability among themselves. It is always nice to see the players encouraging each other as opposed to having the coaches create the intensity.

Friday, August 1, 2008

New Coaches Hired

Two new coaches were officially hired today!

Coach Tim Jacobs was hired as the new Defensive Coordinator after spending the last few years in the same position at North Medford High School in Southern Oregon.
Coach Phil Magbanua joins the staff as the Defensive Backs Coach and Special Teams Coordinator after a seven year stint at UNLV in Las Vegas.

See the press release here: