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Heat on at GSU practices too
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STATESBORO — Georgia Southern football worked through day three of fall camp at the practice fields.
Wednesday’s sessions marked the first practice in shoulder pads and also the last of splitting the squad between the morning and afternoon sessions.
Head coach Chris Hatcher thought the coaching staff and the players benefited from the split practices.
“Oh no question, you get a lot more looks at folks. Not only do you find out who can do some things, you find out some of the guys that may not be quite ready yet to contribute this season so it’s a great evaluation tool,” he said.
The coaching staff progressed each of the first three days installing the offensive and defensive schemes.
According to Hatcher, Wednesday’s practice session starting catching up with some but he saw progress.
Hatcher said, “We had good intensity but we’re not in game shape. We are no where near ready to play right now, but we’re getting better each day and that’s all that we need to do at this point in the season.”
Today’s session will run from 9:15-11:30 a.m. It is also the first day the team can practice in full pads. Saturday’s schedule includes three  times: 8-10 a.m., 2:15-4:15 and 7:15-8:15 p.m. The first two will be in full pads while the night session will be in shells.
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