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Hounds begin Rogers era
by Chuck Thompson
Apr 30, 2014 | 979 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
New Jones County football coach Justin Rogers shouts encouragement to his players and gives his quarterbacks instructions during his first practice session with the Greyhounds on Monday afternoon.
New Jones County football coach Justin Rogers shouts encouragement to his players and gives his quarterbacks instructions during his first practice session with the Greyhounds on Monday afternoon.
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The Greyhounds opened spring football practice under new head coach Justin Rogers for the first time on Monday, and the action was understandably a bit ragged.

“It wasn’t a bad first day, but I may have been a little too optimistic,” Rogers said of how quickly he was thinking the players may be able to pick up the new fast-paced spread offense he is installing.

“Talking to the guys, they seem enthused we are opening things up and will be throwing the ball more. But they got on the field, and it is obvious they aren’t used to going at such a quick pace,” he said.

Rogers, who was offensive coordinator at Griffin, which won the Class AAAA state title last season, takes over for Dwight Jones, who ran the run-oriented wing-T in his six years in Gray.

“It’s a big change – new terminology, new formations, new assignments. They won’t learn it all overnight, but they need to grasp the fundamentals pretty quick if we’re going to get ready to play this coming season,” Rogers said.

And they must grow accustomed to the fast pace in his no-huddle system.

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