Springfield, FL-- It certainly doesn't feel like football weather, and as of Tuesday afternoon, there's a large group of high school athletes who know that all too well.
Tuesday the first day of spring football practice, teams across the state give some three weeks of work on the field during May. The first few days of practice without the pads, so no real hitting.
Among the squads with new head coaches calling the shots this spring, the Rutherford Rams where Shawn Killets is taking over for the departed Jeff Rolson.
Killets moving up from assistant coach, so at least the players are familiar with him.
"Coming in with coach Rolson, it's a unique situation as you said, having most of the kids coming back and having coached most of 'em since they were sophomores." says Killets. "And really having our first big senior class. I think the getting acquainted and all that stuff, they know these coaches and they know me. They know what we're gonna expect. And we'll continue to try to build on what coach Rolson established and see if we can't keep going forward."
The Rams coming off back to back 3-7 seasons. They will continue to work through the 18th when they will take part in the Bay County jamboree. More visits to high school camps in the coming days.