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Tiger Camp Report: Day 17
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tiger Camp Report: Day 17

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee State football team hit Hale Stadium on Wednesday morning in what turned out to be the hottest day of fall camp yet.

“I thought we fought through the heat a lot better than we did on Monday morning,” head coach Rod Reed said. “We have to continue to fight and guys have to get better every day regardless of the temperature.”

With starting linebackers Nick Thrasher and Wilson Robinson sitting out with minor injuries, junior Mike West took it upon himself to step up and the coaching staff took notice.

Mike West was definitely one of the top guys out there on defense today. He was making a lot of great plays with some of the others banged up,” Reed said.

Notables from the defense also included senior safety David Van Dyke who hauled in a nice interception during the full team activities.

The offense, by and large, practiced against the second-team defense. The coaches also wanted to limit the hits, so ball carriers were ruled down when wrapped up by a defender.

The practice squad players also ran Bethune-Cookman’s offense and defense to prepare Big Blue as to what they might see come Sept. 1 at the John Merritt Classic.

This Week's Practice Schedule
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013- 5:45-7:45 p.m. PRACTICE #17 (FULL)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013- 8:00-10:00 PRACTICE #18 (FULL)
FAN DAY- SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013- 4:00p.m. PRACTICE #19 (FULL)