Football concludes spring ball

By: Dynomite Kuhn

BREVARD, N.C. – Despite some April showers pushing back practices, BC football managed to get in their allotted spring practices. Not only was it a culture shock from a conditioning standpoint, it also marked the beginning of a dramatic increase in both tempo and intensity of practices. As a renewed enthusiasm was both instilled developed within the program with the debut of drills such as “Triangleville” and “WOD.”

A special guest made a dramatic appearance at the final Thursday Night Thunder. As Jerry Glanville, the gregarious former Houston Oilers/Atlanta Falcons head man, who had just wrapped up visiting Rocky Top and speaking to the Tennessee Volunteers football team, made a stop at Brevard College. Coach Glanville spoke extensively with Athletic Director, Juan Mascaro, and Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Donald Hudson, and observed the Tornados football practice from the sidelines. Post practice, Coach Glanville addressed the squad with a message themed in unselfishness, encouraging players to hold each other accountable, while also pushing the value of leadership. Following Coach Glanville's inspirational address, he also took the time to speak to players individually and shake hands with the extended BC football family.

Head Coach Bill Khayat’s assessment of the team, now that official practice sessions have been completed, is one of generous praise. "There was a great deal to be learned both philosophically and practically," said Khayat. "The players were tasked successfully with not only learning the mechanics of the game but also with what was expected of them mentally and attitudinally in their preparation and execution. Sparseness in numbers presented a huge challenge to the stamina of the team. It was a test met with eager resolve and commitment to 'getting it done.'”

Players will now turn their attention to finishing the semester strong academically and to attending, the red-carpet annual Athletics Banquet Gala on Thursday, Apr. 27, which will be held in Boshamer Gymnasium. Meanwhile, the coaching staff will be turning their attention to hitting the road for the Spring Evaluation Period beginning Saturday, Apr. 15 and lasting until Wednesday, May 31. Assistants will be dispatched to various locations across the country in search of next crop of talented prospective student-athletes for NadoNation.

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