TSU Spring Practice: Defense Returns All 11 Starters
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
TSU Spring Practice: Defense Returns All 11 Starters
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One of the strengths for the 2012 Tennessee State football team was the stellar defense. It should be more of the same for the upcoming season as the Tigers return all 11 starters in 2013.

The Tigers led the OVC in total defense last year giving up the fewest yards in the league and were second in the conference giving up 22 points per game. TSU was also the final FCS team to give up more than 20 points in a game.

Defensive back Steven Godbolt III led the country with 0.60 interceptions per game. As a sophomore, the Florida native picked off six passes, was named to the All-OVC first team defense and was a third-team All-American selection by the Associated Press.

Linebacker Nick Thrasher finished third in the conference with 105 total tackles, the 11th most in a single season in school history.

The daily start time for spring practice has been moved up to 3:45 p.m., with the Saturday scrimmages slated for 9 a.m. The Tigers complete spring practice schedule is as follows:
Wed., April 3
Fri., April 5
Sat., April 6

Mon., April 8
Wed., April 10
Fri., April 12
Sat., April 13

Mon., April 15
Wed., April 17
Sat., April 20 (Spring Game - 3 p.m.)

Watch what defensive coordinator Justin Roberts has to say about his defense heading into spring practice.


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