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Co-Lin football team drills 3 times per day

WESSON – Three practices per day are helping the Copiah-LincolnCommunity College Wolves get acquainted with new coaches and newformations. The Co-Lin football team participates in heavypractices and 8:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. before a night practice at7:15, working on specialty teams.

First-year Co-Lin head coach Dave Poinsett said the Wolves wouldscrimmage Saturday. Sixty-five players reported for practiceMonday.

Pat Purvis, Co-Lin’s new defensive coordinator, said he wasencouraged by the overall condition of the athletes. “These guysare really fired up. That really impresses me the most. They have alot of strength and they’re in good shape.”

Poinsett coached the offensive line last season. He was promotedto head coach in July when Dave Cross resigned after one year atthe helm.

“We are pleased,” said new offensive coordinator Lauren Collins.”We are a little bit ahead of schedule.

“We have had some trouble with the exchange between center andquarterback. And we have had trouble with the shotgun snap.

“Otherwise, I’m tickled to death with our execution and overallprogress.”

Co-Lin’s Picture Day is set for Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., inStone Stadium.

“We are looking pretty good,” said Co-Lin secondary coach CalvinGreen. “We have some speed in the secondary.”

Co-Lin kicks off its season Thursday night, Sept. 5, hosting theMississippi Delta Trojans.