Gorillas open spring football practice

Pitt State's spring game will be April 20th
Gorillas open spring football practice

This week is the first week of spring football practice for the Pittsburg State Gorillas.

Pitt State got on the practice field for the first time on Tuesday morning, with their second practice coming on Thursday.

The Gorillas will have 15 total practices in the spring, with their spring game wrapping things up on April 20th.

The team has been in just shorts and helmets the first two days of practice. Saturday, they’ll have a chance to put on some pads for the first time.

“We’ve been in the weight room long enough. We’re still in the weight room, but they want to get out here and play,” says PSU head coach Tim Beck, “There’s a lot of enthusiasm about what we’re doing and how we’re doing it. So far they’ve had a really good attitude. Everybody’s been excited. Now it’s time to get the pads on and get after it a little bit and see where we’re at.”

Pittsburg State will have a new starting quarterback this season after graduating 4-year starter John Roderique.

Right now the Gorillas have four QB’s in camp, with another set to join the team after recovering from injury.

“When we get into full pads and stuff…everything will play itself out a little better there (at quarterback),” coach Beck says, “I really like all the guys that are there. They’re very smart, very sharp and all good football players. First and foremost, you want a guy that’s a good leader there. A guy that can take charge and take control of the huddle, and then distribute the ball the way they need to.”

Pittsburg State’s season opener will be on September 5th on the road against Central Oklahoma.