Nashville, Tenn. - The first scrimmage of fall camp on a beautiful Saturday morning marked the end of the first week of practice for Tennessee State.
After a good day of practice on Friday, the offense struggled a bit at time on Saturday.
"I was a little disappointed in our offensive production," head coach Rod Reed said. "Not so much overall, but we threw three interceptions today. That’s not good by any standard. We’ve got to protect the football and we’ve got to keep the football off the ground."
On the flip side, Reed said that he was pleased with the production from the defense.
"We got after it a bit on defense today. We had two or three sacks, three picks. Anytime you get that kind of output from your defense, that’s a good day for you."
Even though the weather conditions were perfect, that's not necessarily great for getting the players in shape for the upcoming season.
"Mother Nature has been pretty good to us," said Reed. "That’s why you see us conditioning a lot more after practice. Normally on a two-a-day you wouldn’t condition, but the elements were so great today, we had to get some conditioning in after practice. I feel real comfortable where we are shape wise. Our guys did a good job this summer running."TSU holds its' first two-a-day today as the Big Blue works on special teams at 5:45pm.
With Sunday off, the second week of camp starts on Monday at 9:15am. Practice is open to the public. All sessions will be outside at the practice field unless there is inclement weather.
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.
2012 TSU FOOTBALL CAMP SCHEDULE
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
Friday, Aug. 17 - Practice (full) - 9:15-11:30am
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