Bulldogs host Navarre, Escambia in jamboree

Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 15:45 PM.

For the most part, Hatten was as pleased with the scrimmage as he has been with the team’s development.

"I think we did some things really, really good that the up tempo offense can do," he said. "And we did some things that were not very good. But it gave us a base to learn off of.

"We've only got a couple of run plays in. We will get a couple more in next week and try to be a little bit more dynamic in some different formations. We ran a lot of formations against our defense and they see them in practice, but when you see them at game speed it's a little bit different."

Hatten said facing an up-tempo offense in a game situation challenged the defense in ways that seeing the same offense in practice can't. The defense must be able to adjust on the fly, and Hatten believes it is just a matter of time before that happens.

"We are not anywhere close to where we can be, but we are getting there," he said. "We are going to come out and be aggressive and do what we need to do. We are going to be OK."

Hatten will start evaluating every aspect of the team as soon as spring practice ends.

"We will get in the weight room and we will talk," he said. "We will talk about what we did right in the spring and what we did wrong in the spring. We will work on some organizational things that we need to do in the locker room, and the way we do things and structure and try to get them in a routine.



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