14 August 2006
Hoover Uses JSU to Prep for Season
Back-to-back-to-back-to-back Alabama 6A state football champions and reality
TV stars, the Hoover Buccaneers took their show on the road Saturday, and it was
a road head coach Rush Propst knows quite well. Propst, an Ohatchee native and Jacksonville State University graduate,
brought his charges to Paul Snow Stadium on the JSU campus Saturday for a
nighttime practice session.
“This is a great place to be,” said Propst, whose 2005 championship season
was staged before MTV cameras. “The folks at Jacksonville have been awfully kind
to let us use this facility, and this will really help us because our first two
games are on this kind of surface.”
Paul Snow Stadium features “grassy turf,” which the Bucs will see in their
Aug. 26 opener against UMS-Wright and again Sept. 1 when they travel to Tulsa,
Okla., to play Union Hill High School. The game against Wright — played a week earlier than the official start of
the season — will be at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery.
“Working up here at Jacksonville creates the same environment we'll be in
those first two weeks,” Propst said. “I've been around this university a long
time, as a student back in 1976, and this has become one of the best facilities
in the Southeast.
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