Concordia College Alabama defensive back Stephan McCord (20) returns an interception during a game last season at Memorial Stadium against College of Faith. Concordia will start spring football practices on Thursday. -- File Photo
Concordia College Alabama defensive back Stephan McCord (20) returns an interception during a game last season at Memorial Stadium against College of Faith. Concordia will start spring football practices on Thursday. -- File Photo

Concordia searching for discipline in upcoming spring practices

Published 8:31pm Friday, March 29, 2013

With the weather warming up, it’s that time of year where football teams around the country make their return to the gridiron.

The Concordia College Alabama Hornets are set to kick off spring football practices on Thursday as they get ready to improve for the upcoming season.

Don Lee, head football coach of Concordia College Alabama, said the Hornets have already been going through phases to see who’s in the right mindset for spring football.

“What we’ve done here over the last couple of months is we’ve had a couple of things in our system to see if they really want it or not,” Lee said. “It’s not just going on the field, but it was a couple of things like going to class, and making sure they get up in the morning time, and make sure they go to bed on time. So now we’re in that third phase where we’re going to see what they can do on the football field.”

Lee said the Hornets will have about 55 or 60 players on the field come Thursday’s practice.

Lee added Concordia is going through somewhat of a rebuilding process, adding a few new coaches to the mix.

More than anything, Lee said he wants to see discipline from the players throughout the spring.

“Some of the things I’m looking for in the spring time is, No. 1, is seeing who’s with me, who’s showing up on time and just the discipline,” Lee said. “I’m looking for discipline and integrity, too.”

Concordia College will host its spring jamboree football game on April 27 at Memorial Stadium.

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