Monday, August 13, 2007
ORANGEBURG, SC – South Carolina State resumed preseason drills Monday with two workouts, both of which were very productive, according to Bulldog head coach Buddy Pough.
SC State held an 8:30 a.m. practice and came back for an evening session at 7 p.m.
In the morning workout, the Bulldogs devoted a good bit of time on situational drills, including short yardage and goal line.
“I thought our guys did a great job in both our workouts,” Pough said. “Our second (evening) session was very lively with a lot of enthusiasm. The players seem to be improving each day. We still have a long way to go, but I like the fact that we are executing much better.
“We really got some great play from the defense,” continued Pough. “They practiced hard and really showed up big today (Monday).”
Safety Marshall McFadden, who has started all 22 games during his career, and defensive lineman James Simmons drew praise from Pough, as did quarterback Cleveland McCoy, who is slated to start for a third straight year.
SC State will conduct only one practice Tuesday, beginning at 9 a.m.
Pough noted some changes in the team’s schedule for Saturday when SC State will conduct its “Meet the Players Day and Fan Fest,” and have a scrimmage.
The team’s second scheduled scrimmage has been moved up to 9 a.m. from 2 p.m., and the “Football 101” class for ladies will be held at 2 p.m. instead of 9:30 a.m. The 12 noon session with the players remains unchanged, according to Pough.