Miles pleased with Georgia State’s fourth practice

Coach Trent Miles was mostly pleased on Tuesday after overseeing Georgia State’s fourth practice of the spring.

The practice was like most of the others: individual drills, 11-on-11 scrimmaging and special teams for a team that went 6-7 last season and returns nine starters on defense, seven on offense.

“We did some good things,” Miles said. “There’s some things we have to work on.

“In spring you have to remember that there’s some all-conference guys leaving practice early to go to class and all of a sudden you are out there with a guy that just walked on a couple of weeks ago.”

Miles said he pays attention to player development and said he sees it improving.

Tight end Ari Werts and offensive lineman Dom Roldan attended but didn’t participate on Tuesday because of paperwork for separate issues that needed to be completed for the university. Miles said they should return for the next practice, which will be Thursday.

One of the differences in Tuesday’s practice was a competition held at the end to kick field goals.

During winter conditioning and spring practice, the team is divided into eight groups. Those groups will engage in approximately 20 competitions, including one at each practice. The winning group will get a steak dinner after the spring.

So, as part of that competition, each team had to pick four members who would attempt to kick a short field.

It was as ugly as you might think.

Shanks, scuffs and chili-dips were the norm, with a few sailing through the uprights.