Pough’s Team Builds Confidence during Preseason Drills

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – South Carolina State held its fourth preseason workout Tuesday, Aug. 6th, amid hot and humid temperatures at O.C. Dawson Stadium. Tuesday’s practice, the second day conducted in shells, (helmets and shoulder pads) lasted a little over two hours.

The Bulldogs continued to install their offensive and defensive schemes and also placed emphasis on running in order to assist the players in getting acclimated to the hot temperatures, during preseason drills.

“I am very pleased with the way the players handled the hot weather and was able to battle through practice with no problem,” said Pough. “The guys have entered camp with confidence and ready to put it work to be better this year.”

Pough noted, “A lot of the reason why this team is further along than any teams in the past is due to the fact of how we finished last season. Winning four out the last five, with the majority of the team returning left the guys with some “unfinished business” heading into 2019.”

Also, Pough and redshirt junior quarterback Tyrece Nick along with senior nose tackle Tyrell Goodwin, was featured on the nationally syndicated radio show "Sports Talk" hosted by Phil Kornblut. South Carolina State was the first stop on the annual "Palmetto Pigskin Tour" at Oliver. C. Dawson Stadium.

The Bulldogs resume preseason drills Wednesday (August 7th) in a morning practice at 9:30 a.m. in helmets and shells, followed by an afternoon session on Thursday (Aug. 8th) at 2:30 p.m., and a wrap up of the week on Friday (August 9th) in a 9:30 a.m. practice in full gear.

SC State will hold Media/Picture Day on Saturday, Aug. 10, beginning at 9 a.m., followed by the Bulldogs first scrimmage in a 3:10 p.m. afternoon start, while the annual "Meet the Players Day/Fan Fest," hosted by The S.T.A.T.E Club, is set for Saturday, Aug. 17th at 12 noon. More details will be available on this event at a later date.

The Bulldogs open their season at home versus Wofford University, August 31st at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium at 6 p.m.

Season tickets for South Carolina State's six-game home schedule remain available. Reserved seating is available today and may be purchased by contacting the SC State Ticket Office by phone at (803) 536-8579 or online at www.scsuathletics.com. Fans interesting in joining the STATE CLUB can visit www.thestateclub.com.