Nashville, Tenn. – The scout team saw some action on the practice field Wednesday morning for Tennessee State as the Tigers get ready for Florida A&M on September 1st.
"We split up scout teams today," said head coach Rod Reed. "I think it sparked the guys interest a little bit more that we were going against our first opponent (Florida A&M)."
After going up against each other for the past two weeks, a change of pace was a welcomed sight.
"Everybody is excited to see what Florida A&M is going to do, so we lined up in their defense, what we think they are going to be in defensively," said Reed. "We did the same offensively and ran some plays."
The players practiced in shells today after being in pads much of camp.
"We’ve had a pretty physical camp." Reed said. "We’ve hit every day in camp since we’ve put the pads on. I thought it was time for us to get our legs back and see what our opponent is doing."
The Tigers are back on the practice field early Thursday morning starting at 7:30 am followed by a late session beginning at 5:45 pm.
Fan Day Set
TSU Fan Day will be Saturday, Aug. 25 at 2 pm in 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
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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