Bulldogs, Gators put on the pads

Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 02:27 PM.

Hatten said the Bulldogs will go through full-speed tackling drills, but the tackles are supposed to stop on contact when the coaches blow a whistle.

If needed, the Bulldogs will have one or two days of tackling to the ground, but Hatten will decide on that later in the spring.

Monday’s practice at Baker held few if any surprises for Brunson.

“We were a little rusty, like I expected,” Brunson said. “But again, our guys had great intensity, great effort and a great attitude and those are the things you can build on. We had some guys step up and establish themselves.

“This week is going to be a big week. They are going to be fighting through some soreness and we are going to be pushing them. We are going to find out who we are able to count on.”

Baker rising senior D.J. Thomas was excited about the first day of full contact.

“I ain’t seen nothing like it,” he said. “We are out there hitting. Our quarterbacks were running the linebackers over.

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