There may be a “Sam” next to Arvin Huff and Elijah Allen’s name on the Southern depth chart, nomenclature that is typically assigned to a linebacker, but they aren’t linebackers exactly.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
In the morning, Chuck Baker is a senior wide receiver at Southern, one who is hoping to finally make his mark on the field in his fifth and final year with the program.
Jamar Washington has only been a practicing member of the Southern football team for a few weeks, but he already has a nickname from offensive coordinator Chennis Berry.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
There’s little doubt Herb Edwards will be Southern’s starting running back when the Jaguars open the season Sept. 3 against visiting South Carolina State.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Look no further than the final game of the 2016 season to identify what Southern defensive coordinator Trei Oliver is seeking to improve most in Year 2.
Southern’s third and final scrimmage of preseason camp Friday focused on situational football, and coach Dawson Odums came away satisfied with his team’s effort.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Senior defenders Danny Johnson, Kentavious Preston and Aaron Tiller were announced as Southern's nominees for the Walter Payton Achievement Award, as chosen by coaches and administrators from the university.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Calvin Lunkins that Southern saw in its latest scrimmage Saturday is the one the Jaguars hope to see on the field this fall: fast, physical and aggressive.
Fifty players made the Black College Football Player of the Year award preseason watch list, released Wednesday, and four hail from Southern.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Here comes this 256-pound fully-grown man deftly plucking footballs out of the air and rumbling downfield faster than his frame suggests he should go.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Southern starting quarterback Austin Howard took one snap Saturday before sitting on the bench for the rest of the scrimmage.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Southern’s operating principle at this preseason camp is the same as it has been in previous years: Work smarter, not harder.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
This time last year, Southern defensive coordinator Trei Oliver could still be heard barking out instructions to numbers rather than names.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Chennis Berry couldn’t help himself: As soon as Christian Rodriguez’s name came up, Southern’s exuberant offensive line coach and offensive coordinator broke into a smile.
Senior quarterback Austin Howard sat out roughly the entire second half of Southern’s practice Tuesday, ceding the field to the three quarterbacks competing for the top spot behind him.
Monday, August 07, 2017
Saturday, August 05, 2017
The Southern football team has two new assistant coaches this season. Well, they're not new to Southern in every sense of the word.
Ostensibly, it is still an open competition at running back for Southern, but it sure looked like the Herb Edwards show at the Jaguars’ first preseason scrimmage Saturday morning.
Friday, August 04, 2017
It wasn’t that long ago that Southern’s athletic program found itself squarely on the NCAA’s naughty list as a result of letting its academics slide.
The first time Southern sent its kickoff return team onto the field in this preseason camp, five players were standing at the back line to field kicks.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
The competition to be the guy behind the guy has taken on added importance for Southern in this preseason camp.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Southern defensive coordinator Trei Oliver sounded downright giddy when asked about his sudden surplus of the two things his defensive line lacked last season.
Monday, July 31, 2017
When Southern offensive coordinator Chennis Berry thinks about what senior receiver Randall Menard is capable of, he thinks back to one of the first times he saw him.
The pop of pads was audible for the first time at Southern’s preseason camp, but that was not what coach Dawson Odums was looking for Monday.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
By its nature, college football is in a constant state of change. Rosters turn over every four years as players come to campus, earn their degrees and move on.
Friday, July 28, 2017
The Southern football team’s offseason reading assignment was due Friday, when it reported for the start of preseason camp.