Nashville, Tenn. – Overcast skies and an occasional drizzle provided an ideal backdrop for the Tennessee State football team’s second day of fall camp.
Temperatures hovered in the low 70’s throughout the practice and the off-and-on rain mercifully did not add to the humidity.
The team performed its usual routine of practicing in small groups before coming together for a pseudo scrimmage. The session ended with field goals from an improved Jamin Godfrey and southhoof freshman Cameron Carter.
One difference from yesterday was the performance of the offense. At times on Monday, the offensive line false started and the Tigers’ stable of quarterbacks had some trouble with the exchange from center.
This was not the case on Tuesday as the offensive line blocked well for the running backs and allowed time for the offense’s short passing patterns. There was particularly good blocking on an early halfback dive that sprung ex-Naval Academy back Adam Davenport into the secondary. On another, true freshman Khari Lewis scampered outside of right tackle and had the coaches not blown the whistle, a foot race would have been the only thing stopping him from scoring.
Bright spots for the defense included a perfectly-timed pass break up by cornerback Stephen Godbolt III on a curl route to freshman wide out Lavatiae Kelly. Defensive end Detorrius Shipley shed a block on the final play of period and wrapped up the ball carrier for a drive-killing tackle-for-loss.
Big Blue will break out the shoulder pads for the first time on Wednesday for the third day of the team’s early morning training sessions.
This Week’s Practice Dates
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2013 - 6:00-8:00 PRACTICE #3 (SHELLS)
THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2013 - 6:00-8:00 PRACTICE #4 (SHELLS)
FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2013 - 6:00-8:00 PRACTICE #5 (SHELLS)
SATURDAY, Aug. 10, 2013 - 7:30-9:30 PRACTICE #6 (SHELLS)
MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2013 - 9:15-11:30 PRACTICE #8 (FULL)
TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013 - 7:30-9:30 PRACTICE #9 (FULL)