Nashville, Tenn. - Intensity picked up on day five of fall camp for Tennessee State. The Tigers had a few emotions run high as the Big Blue practiced indoors due to inclement weather Thursday morning.
"That's the competitive juices coming out," said head coach Rod Reed. "We went inside the indoor practice facility, but tempers were up today. Emotions are going to run high."
Coach Reed noted that the team must be more disciplined as they progress through camp.
"When you have a lot of schools, people can get hurt," Reed noted. "We had to stop in between and do some gassers. If you get in a fight, you can get suspended the next game."
Young freshmen are still learning and the coaching staff is continuing work on the install of schemes.
"We have some young guys on defense that are going to be twos," Reed said. "We are slowing it down this week to reteach some things. They are learning quickly, but we want to make sure they learn the right way."
The Tigers return to the practice field on Friday at 9:15am with a hope that humidity has tempered down. Practice is open to the public. All sessions will be outside at the practice field unless there is inclement weather.
TSU holds its' first scrimmage of fall camp at 7:30am on Saturday morning. That will also be the Tigers first two-a-day as the Big Blue works on special teams at 5:45pm.
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 on Wednesday 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.
Reed on the Radio
Coach Reed will make two on air appearances on Friday. In the morning, he will join the crew from 104.5 The Zone at 7:33am. Coach will later make an appearance on George Plaster's show on 102.5 The Game at 3:45pm.
2012 TSU FOOTBALL CAMP SCHEDULE
Friday, Aug. 10 - Practice (shells) - 9:15-11:30am
Saturday, Aug. 11 - Scrimmage - 7:30-9:30am/Special Teams 5:45-7:45pm
Monday, Aug. 13 - Practice (full) - 9:15-11:30am
Tuesday, Aug. 14 - Scrimmage - 7:30-9:30am/Special Teams 5:45-7:45pm
Wednesday, Aug. 15 - Practice (full) - 9:15-11:30am
Thursday, Aug. 16 - Scrimmage - 7:30-9:30am/Special Teams 5:45-7:45pm
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