Panthers hold first full-pads practice

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern football team held its first full-pads practice of the 2011 preseason this evening in Panther Stadium.

Head Coach Eddie Garfinkle thinks that there is still much to be desired as to the progress of the team, although it is still early. "The effort was there today, but the intensity was lacking," he said. "We need to find some leaders. Senior defensive end Bryan Jackson has done a great job of trying to lead, but he cannot do it alone. For us to improve every day, we need some veterans to step up and take charge."