Kansas Football Wraps Up First Week Of Spring Practice

April 3, 2010

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football wrapped up its first week of spring practice with a workout at Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon. New head coach Turner Gill’s team went through five practices this past week.

Gill said the first week was an acclimation period for both players and coaches and that the rest of the 10 practices, including the spring game on April 24, will be spent on fine tuning.

“We will work on execution the rest of the spring,” Gill said. “The first week was acclimation and expectations from how we teach. There was a feeling out period. Now they understand what we are doing and we will start fine tuning.”

When asked to point out any groups that jumped out at him during the first week, he noted the secondary and added that the linebackers got better later in the week. Offensively, the running backs and offensive line drew the coach’s attention.

Evaluating the first week, Gill said he “thought the guys got a good grasp of what we were doing and every day we got better. I love the effort and aggressiveness what we showed on both offense and defense. That stood out to me.”

The Jayhawks will return to the field for second-week practices Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

The annual spring game will take place at Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium April 24 at 1 p.m. Admission is free.