No, spring football did not go as planned for South Dakota State.
The Jackrabbits wound up leaving two practices on the table - of the allowed 15 - in light of co-defensive coordinator Jay Bubak resigning on top of more inhospitable weather. That was after the spring game was canceled and several other workouts were postponed or moved.
Coach John Stiegelmeier’s final assessment of the highly unusual spring season:
"We got some stuff done," he said. "We didn’t get enough done, but we’ve got a long summer ahead. Our players know the drill - our defense and our offense and all that stuff.
"To me, it’s kind of like being down at halftime - are you going to do what you’ve done or are you going to find a way to play a little better?"
There won’t be much of a wait for that - summer workouts begin June 3. In advance of that, position coaches will offer up drill suggestions or other pieces of advice as they can’t oversee sessions per NCAA rules. Because of the missed spring work, simulated full-speed work will be emphasized.
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