Each year, the California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans football team host a Spring Game to close out the practices for the semester. In the past, the event was open to incoming freshman, as well as any of the past players to come back and amp the team up for the regular season.
A new aspect of this year’s game was the incorporation of alumni from the program. Being that new head coach Gary Dunn is an alumnus himself, getting some of the past players involved in the team will not only help the overall unity of the team increase, but it will also push the players to achieve bigger and better accomplishments.
The game on Saturday put the team through various drills and situations to not only hone their skills, but it also allowed the coaching staff to evaluate the players. Spot possession drills along with red zone plays were the highlights of the “controlled practice.”
As Coach Dunn not only brought in a new play style to the team for the upcoming season, but he also bought in a fresh mind with new ideas. Getting a number of different organizations involved with the team will boost the team’s confidence and hopefully a response from the fans as well.
Along with the Spring Game, the team also hosted an event at the California Gun Club for a chance to “Meet the Coaches” which allowed 130 alumni from the University to meet the new faces of the Vulcans. Be sure to follow the Vulcans this season as they look to compete at the top of the PSAC when the football season starts up next semester.