April 21, 2014
DAVIS, Calif. - The UC Davis football team has been working hard over the past month preparing for a rugged 2014 schedule. Those spring practices come to a conclusion this week as the Aggies work out twice more heading into Saturday's annual Spring Game.
UC Davis will practice on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before getting set for the Spring Game on Saturday morning. Admission to Saturday's practice is free and open to the public. The weekdays practices are closed.
The Aggies brought to a close their third week of drills on Saturday, spending most of the time scrimmaging from various parts of the field and in different situations. It gave the coaching staff another valuable opportunity to evaluate players in advance of the team breaking fall camp.
"Overall, I've been really pleased with the effort and how hard and fast our defense is playing," said Aggie head coach Ron Gould. "We've got one more week to put some finishing touches on it but other than that, it's been pretty good."
Spring practices traditionally give the coaching staff the opportunity to focus on teaching and evaluation without an upcoming opponent waiting in the wings. Gould has been pleased with how the players are responding.
"We have tight races at a lot of positions," he said. "We want to see which guys can get things solidified in terms of the starting spots. We're starting to see it at some positions but all in all there are still a lot of tough battles going on."
Gould added that with just three practices remaining, he's been happy with the progress the team has made since early April.
"For the most part, we've got a lot of offense in," Gould said. "Going into the final week, we just want to see guys continue to improve and continue to tighten things up. We have to be sharp when we come out to practice on Tuesday."
Season tickets for 2014 are currently available by calling (530) 752-AGS1 or visiting here.
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