Saturday, April 15, 2017

UAPB coach sees improvements in football program

PINE BLUFF, Arkansas -- Last weekend, the University of Pine Bluff Golden Lions held the first scrimmage of their spring football practices. According to UAPB head football coach Monte Coleman, the effort he is seeing from his guys is pleasing. Along with Coleman, former NFL official Walt Anderson had good things to say about the team as well. Anderson was in town with a Big 12 officiating clinic that participated in the scrimmage.

“Guys played hard, smart, and they were aggressive,” Coleman said “We moved around well, and they’re working toward what we want to accomplish this spring. That’s being a smarter football team, and a more aggressive football team. One of the officials, Mr. Walt Anderson, who officiates for the NFL, commented that out of all the years that he’s been coming here, things look more promising just by the effort he has seen. His words were greatly appreciated, and I agree with him.”

The Golden Lions’ offense is steadily progressing under second-year offensive coordinator Ted White. With the guys fully locked in and engaged in his system, things have been moving more fluidly on that side of the ball.

“I’m pleased with the direction of our offense under our offensive coordinator Coach White,” Coleman said. “There’s a transition that we had to go through, and that’s anytime when you have a new coordinator. We’ve been playing hard, and we’re working through the mistakes. I expect us to be more productive this year, and I believe we’ll put up more points.”


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