- How a cybersecurity expert protects his smartphone
- ASC presents Take 6, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Dec. 15
- Leeth named UAB School of Medicine assistant dean for strategic planning
- Coping with holiday grief
- New water plan saves big money
- Campus police offer holiday safety tips
- Alys Stephen Center Screens Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
- Hospital feeds underprivileged new moms
- UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Yo-Yo Ma Dec. 6
- Southern Miss tops Blazers, 62-27, in season ending game
- Henry Panion selected for 2014 Alabama African-American History Calendar
- Enjoy Christmas at the Alys Dec. 2, “The Season’s First Jingle”
- Engineering’s Ning wins ASTM International award
- Collat School of Business unveils sign at celebration
- Heudebert elected master by American College of Physicians
UAB/Northwestern State Football Preview
The UAB Blazers are coming out in full force this Saturday after a bye week as they prepare for the season’s first home game against Northwestern State. The Blazers have had time to make the necessary adjustments to their plays after last week’s 56-17 loss against LSU. The Blazers are currently 0-2 for the season going into their first home game and there is no better place to turn the season around than right in our own backyard. Northwestern is currently 2-1 after losing to Cincinnati 9-66 and will definitely be looking to redeem themselves in Birmingham.
Northwestern State’s first-year head coach Jay Thomas has been very critical about his team’s technique this season, even before their overwhelming defeat to the Cincinnati Bearcats.
“We have a lot to improve on in this season. We’ve played well but it’s not been perfect,” said Thomas after dominating Southern University 55-14.
“We played really good as a team and that’s what we’re trying to do. We take our motto ‘rise together’ and that’s what we do. Every man has a job and each job is extremely important,” said Northwestern head coach Jay Thomas.
Keland Johnson, Defensive End for the Northwestern State Demons, said, “We came out as a team and executed our plans. That’s what we do. We practice this everyday so I expect this kind of cohesiveness with each other. Each game is the next ‘big game’; we play them all like each one is all or nothing.”
After Thomas’ loss to Cincinnati, he and the team reviewed the tape and began preparing for the game this Saturday. “You don’t burn the tape. You learn what you can and improve. There’s a whole lot of season left, nine games deep into November, and this was not wasted effort tonight, unless we let it become that,” said Thomas. “We have a very challenging game at UAB next Saturday and we learned some things tonight, and will after watching the tape, that can help us the rest of the way.”
The Blazers have their work cut out for them. This Saturday will definitely show how they spent their week off. Did they cut back, or did they get into gear and prepare for the first home game of the season?
Kick-off is this Saturday at 2 p.m. in Legion Field.