Nashville, Tenn. – With less than two weeks before the season opener, Tennessee State began another week of preparation on the practice field Monday morning.
"I thought that the tempo in practice was way down from what
I expected," said head coach Rod Reed. "I thought we came out extremely flat today.
The Tigers started off practice with a goal line period hoping to set a good tempo from the opening whistle, but it had mixed results Reed said.
"The intensity came up for a little while and then it came back down. We did not practice at a high level today and I am very disappointed in my football team."
Practices and situations like this allow the coaches to turn it into a teaching moment for the players.
"What I am trying to implore to these kids is if you are going to be a dominating defense, you have to put games, you have to put practices together in back-to-back situations and we didn’t do that today," Reed said. "We are still young on that side of the ball. They have to understand that you have to bring their "A" game every day."
Watch an interview with Special Teams/Linebackers Coach Jerrell Cogmon :
Fan Day Set
TSU Fan Day will be Saturday, Aug. 25 at the indoor practice facility. Fans are invited to come out and collect autographs and photos with the 2012 football team.
Kick-Off Times Confirmed
TSU Athletics announced last week that kick-off times have been set for all home games. The John Merritt Classic against Florida A&M is slated for a 6pm contest on Sept. 1. All Hale Stadium games (Austin Peay - Sept. 15, Eastern Kentucky - Oct. 6 and Tennessee Tech - Oct. 27) are scheduled for a 1pm start time. TSU kicks off Homecoming against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sept. 29 at 5pm.
2012 TSU FOOTBALL CAMP SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Aug. 21 - Scrimmage - 7:30-9:30am/Special Teams 5:45-7:45pm
Wednesday, Aug. 22 - Practice (full) - 9:15-11:30am
Thursday, Aug. 23 - Scrimmage - 7:30-9:30am/Special Teams 5:45-7:45pm
Friday, Aug. 24 - Practice (full) - 7:45-9:30am
Saturday, Aug. 25 - Practice (full) - 9:15-11:30am
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