NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2015 edition of the Tennessee State football squad took to the practice field for the first time this season. The Friday morning session in Hale Stadium was a comfortable workout under overcast skies. The helmets only practice would pick up in intensity throughout the day.
The Tigers look to return to the top tier of the Ohio Valley Conference after a 6-6 campaign a season ago. The 2014 team provided considerable depth at many positions and Coach Rod Reed will look to that experience to replenish an offense which lost six starters and a defense that lost nine.
The day started off with work on special teams before breaking off into position groups. The day concluded with the offense and defense squaring off for approximately 30 plays.
The quarterback battle provided the highlight of the day as both, junior Ronald Butler and red-shirt freshman O’Shay Ackerman-Carter, each connected on big pass plays.
On defense, junior linebacker Justin North seemed to be all over the field supporting on run plays and getting his hands on three pass plays, including a tip to junior transfer David Kamara.
The Tigers will return to the field on Saturday morning at 9:15am. Practice is free and open to the public.
Day One Photo Galary
Saturday, Aug. 8 – 9:15-11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 9 – OFF
Monday, Aug. 10 - 9:15-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 11 - 9:15-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 12 - 9:15-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 13 – 7:30-9:30 a.m., 5:15-7:15 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 14 - 9:15-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 15 - 7:30-9:30 a.m. (Scrimmage), 5:15-7:15 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 16 - OFF