JMU offense progressing in spring practice

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HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The James Madison football team is progressing with its new offensive attack during spring practice.

First-year head coach Curt Cignetti along with new offensive coordinator Shane Montgomery are installing their offensive system with the Dukes this spring.

In his introductory press conference, Cignetti spoke about wanting JMU to feature a strong, physical rushing game.

"I want to be able to run the ball. We will be able to run the ball. We will lead the conference in rushing," said Cignetti back on December 17.

While running the ball is a priority, the Dukes are also working to improve their passing game.

"I thought the pass game was relatively sharp compared to maybe the first couple days," said Cignetti Tuesday morning, following JMU's third spring practice. "I thought all three quarterbacks had a good day."

Returning starter Ben DiNucci (R-Sr.) along with Cole Johnson (R-Jr.) and Gage Moloney (R-Soph.) are competing for the Dukes' starting quarterback job.