New Era on Offense: Jones
puts plan into motion
Finally, Anthony Jones
is putting his
offense into play during Arkansas-Pine Bluff's spring football drills.
While the practice sessions have been closed to the public, no one outside of the team knows how the new offensive coordinator's system will be different from the one Eric Dooley employed for the past three seasons, or if there is even that much difference.
Asked about such differences, Jones
said "I don't know."
"I know some of the things they did last year, but I wasn't here," Jones
"We've got a lot of potential," Jones
"Guys are picking up the plays.
"Ben is starting to pick it up," Jones
said Terrell, who like the other UAPB reserve quarterbacks did not take a snap in 2013, is making the most progress behind Anderson.
Fellow redshirt freshman Brandon Duncan, the top reserve since last season, is out with a hamstring injury, but Jones
didn't say how severe the injury was.
has had plenty of success in the SWAC during the past 11 years as head coach at Alabama A&M
, leading the Bulldogs to five conference championship games including his
only title in 2006 (won over UAPB).
2013 offense's numbers - 342.5 yards and 16.4 points per game, to name a couple - don't indicate the unit's true capabilities.
has the task of finding his
main running back on a team that was led on the ground by a quarterback and is missing three of its four tailbacks from 2013.
"Right now, we have a running back by committee," Jones said.
"We have a bunch of guys trying to feel their way, understand what they're doing and things of that sort."
would like to have a main running back, he
doesn't want to put the entire burden of the ground game on one player.
"You'd love to have a guy who's that guy," Jones