Lindsey Pleased With Progress From Offense

Lindsey Pleased With Progress From Offense

The Eagles had a second scrimmage of the spring Friday afternoon at "The Rock." According to offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey, there was progress from the offense and he talked about it with GoldenEaglePride.com.

Coach Lindsey takes over for the departed Marcus Arroyo as the offensive coordinator for the Golden Eagles, and he's jumped right in to his new position.

Formally a consultant for the passing game at Auburn last season, Lindsey has also been the head coach at Spain Park in Alabama.

Lindsey got in touch with Coach Monken when he was recruiting Nick Mullens from Spain Park to Southern Miss. The two stayed in touch, and when the opportunity came about it was an easy decision for Lindsey.

"Southern Miss is a special place," Coach Lindsey told GoldenEaglePride.com.

"Coach Monken is one of the brightest in college football and this is a place where you can be successful and win.

"I've just loved my time here so far."

Coach Lindsey has been learning and evaluating his players and where the offense is at this point. Last Saturday the Eagles went through their first scrimmage, and is was expected, things were rough offensively.

Friday, Coach Lindsey felt much better about the progress.

"I think we made some strides for sure," he noted.

"We made some better plays and what I really liked was our body language and our energy was so much better today. The things we preach every day we really saw them do. The QB's made some better decisions early in the scrimmage but we got a little sloppy late. We have to eliminate those mistakes.

"A point of emphasis is taking care of the football this year. We have things we can build on though and I was pleased."

Coach Lindsey will be coaching the QB's as well as helping out with offensive coordinator duties. Last season Coach Monken was directly responsible for the QB's.

"I thought especially early we went to the right place we graded well at the QB position. It starts with decision making and knowing where to go with the ball," Coach Lindsey said.

"Our check downs have to improve but that will come with time. Those are things that as our experience comes will improve.

"Right now Nick has just played half a season and the other guys haven't played at all. That's why we practice and go through spring ball. We'll get on the film and learn from it."

The good news for the QB's is things are looking up along the offensive line.

"The offensive line is starting to gel a little bit," he said.

"We have a long time to go. I love that they are being more physical and are open to coaching. We are improving every day and that is what we have to do."

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