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Bobcats open fall football workouts


ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Bobcats opened up fall drills for the 2012 football season here Wednesday afternoon at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field.

Head coach Ray Perkins and his staff put the team through numerous drills during the session. The Bobcats will work continue to work in shorts on Thursday and Friday and will don pads for the first time on Saturday.

JCJC is gearing up for the annual "Meet the Bobcats" event, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 in downtown Ellisville.

The Bobcats will then open the season at 7 p.m. on Aug. 30 at home against Holmes Community College. The game will be telecast on and will also air on WLAU-FM, 99.3, with Mark Easley and Ed Smith on the call.

A special guest was on hand to address the Bobcat team at the start of Wednesday's practice.

George Henshaw, an educational speaker for NCSA Athletic Recruiting, talked to the Bobcats.

Henshaw is a 20-year veteran assistant coach in the National Football League and also served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, West Virginia University, and as offensive coordinator at Alabama and Florida State University. He was head coach at Tulsa in 1987.

He was an offensive line coach for the Denver Broncos from 1988-90 and then became wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator. From 1993-96 was the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants.

He coached tight ends and offensive line for the Tennessee Titans in 1997-98. He was promoted in 1999 to assistant head coach-running game and from 2000-05 was the assistant head coach of the Titans. In 2006-07 he was the senior offensive assistant for the New Orleans Saints and coached running backs.

Henshaw has been involved with real estate and helping NCSA Athletic Recruiting since 2008.

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