FAST PACE DICTATES OPENING OF BIG BLUE FOOTBALL PRESEASON CAMP
Saturday, August 13, 2005
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State University new head football coach James Webster has led his team through a high tempo as the Tigers have begun their preseason camp. The Tigers had their fifth practice of camp on Saturday afternoon, highlighted by their first controlled scrimmage with officials present. The Tigers have been a busy group since the team reported to campus Sunday evening and held its first workout on Tuesday. "We are moving at a fast pace, but I am very pleased with the work and enthusiasm of the team," said the Tigers' head coach. "There is a lot of excitement among our players out here." The team wasted little time in jumping into their first scrimmage. The Tigers donned full pads for the first time in an afternoon session on Friday afternoon in a blazing sun. For the first scrimmage, conditions were mostly overcast and rain coming shortly after completion of the session. "As far as the scrimmage, the defense did a good job of stopping the run, while the offense lacked consistency on the ground," said Webster. The Tigers will return to the practice field for a Sunday afternoon workout. The first two-a-day practices will be held Tuesday.