UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – Cold temperatures and windy conditions couldn’t slow down the enthusiasm surrounding the University of Richmond football team, who opened up the Russ Huesman era on Tuesday with the first day of spring practice.
“It’s always good to finally be able to strap on the helmets and really get to work with these players,” Huesman said. “We’ve done all the mat drills, classroom prep and weights, now it’s time to really develop these players.”
From the first whistle, excitement surrounded the new staff and returners who will look to build on three straight FCS playoff appearances.
New offensive coordinator Jeff Durden and defensive coordinator Adam Braithwaite worked hands on installing the new schemes.
“This time is critical for building our foundation for success in the fall,” Huesman added. “We can watch as much film as possible in the classroom, but being out here, working with these players, that’s what’s going to help us win this fall.”
Richmond returns to the field at Robins Stadium on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.