Tuesday, August 14, 2007
ORANGEBURG, SC – South Carolina State continued preparing for its historic 2007 football season Tuesday with a single workout – a two-hour session which got underway at 9 a.m. in order to take advantage of cooler weather.
The Bulldogs concentrated on situational kicking and also gave some attention to offensive and defensive schemes. SC State wrapped up the session with goal line offense and defense.
“We had a pretty good workout,” said Bulldog head coach Buddy Pough. “It got kind of hot near the end of practice but things went well overall. It also got kind of lively at the end, especially during our goal line plays. They (our goal line plays) always seem to perk the players up because either the offense is going to score or the defense is going to hold, so it creates competitiveness.”
The final few periods of the workout were conducted inside the stadium where the temperature on the turf, according to Pough, its 5-10 degrees hotter.
“It’s always hotter on that turf,” said Pough, “but what working inside the stadium does for us is, we get quality work done and we get better acclimated to the heat.”
On Wednesday, the Bulldogs will work out twice – 8:30 a.m. and 7:10 p.m.
SC State will hold its annual “Meet the Players Day and Fan Fest” on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with its second scrimmage of the preseason. The scrimmage will be followed by a Meet the Bulldogs session, a children’s fun park, dinner and a Football 101 Class designed to help women get a better understanding of what’s happening on the field.