Entering his second year as Tabor College head football coach, Mike Gottsch instructs a group of returning players on the details of a formation during a spring practice session April 9. The Bluejays have already benefited from off-season strength and conditioning, which Gottsch said contributes to ?better practices and better competition.? Gottsch said the added year of experience has also been a boon. ?The returners are much more settled into our systems, and after one season, players as well as coaches are more comfortable and competent with our schemes and systems,? he said. ?It translates into more efficient practices.? KCAC rules allow for 10 hours of spring practice; Tabor has logged four hours so far. ?To this point, fundamentals and installation of systems have been a priority, and these will continue to be the priority,? Gottsch said. ?We have a long way to go, but we are making steady progress.?