Drake football coach Chris Creighton says the focus in spring drills will be on the 2011 season and not the Bulldogs’ upcoming trip to Africa. Drake will play a team from Mexico in the Global Kilimanjaro Bowl in May.
Creighton says they won’t specifically prepare for the bowl game in spring practice, as they will get some practices prior to the trip and have some practices before they play. Creighton says with a game less than two months away there is a different feeling about this spring as it looms on the horizon that they will play a game and not have to wait until later to play.
Hopes are high for the Bulldogs who have 17 starters back from last year’s team that finished third in the Pioneer Football League race. They will have a spring game on April 23rd.