BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – In the college football world, November is the month that separates the championship contenders from the rest of the field. Despite being in the top spot of the SWAC West, Southern football has not played to a championship level lately.
The Jaguars come off a win against Texas Southern that lacked the dominance people expected. Entering the game, the Tiger defense ranked near the bottom of the conference in multiple categories, but the SU offense put up just 10 points through four quarters.
Now, head coach Eric Dooley’s squad changes their focus to Alcorn State, the team tied with Southern atop the SWAC West. The improvements for the Jaguars need to happen at an individual level.
“If you look at the film, it was always little things. You know, one block being missed, running back hitting the wrong hole, quarterback making the wrong read. The little things was adding up, little mistakes,” offensive lineman Eli Fields said.
All of those mistakes are fixable in practice. Yet, it starts with changing their mindsets according to linebacker Derrick Williams.
“We coming with a militant mindset. I talked to some of the guys after the game Saturday, you know, like even though we’re happy to get away with the win, on both sides of the ball, we weren’t happy with our performances. We got to come in, attack the week,” Williams said.
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