An unseasonably cool Saturday had the Tennessee State football team practicing on the outside field.
The scrimmage provided an opportunity for coaches to gauge the team's progress and evaluate some of the younger players. One side really stood out to the staff.
"I thought the defense flew around today," head coach Rod Reed said. "It was total domination today by our defense, which you like to see."
The defense played with reckless abandonment for most of the practice, forcing a handful of turnovers. However, the offense was able to complete a few passes and break a couple of long runs.
"We are going to get big plays out of our offense. [Quarterback] Mike German has a big arm, and we have some backs that can break it at any time," Reed said.
With two weeks of practice under their belts the TSU football team switches their focus to just one thing.
Fan Day Set
TSU Fan Day will be Saturday, Aug. 25 at the indoor practice facility. Fans are invited to come out and collect autographs and photos with the 2012 football team.
Kick-Off Times Confirmed
TSU Athletics announced last week that kick-off times have been set for all home games. The John Merritt Classic against Florida A&M is slated for a 6pm contest on Sept. 1. All Hale Stadium games (Austin Peay - Sept. 15, Eastern Kentucky - Oct. 6 and Tennessee Tech - Oct. 27) are scheduled for a 1pm start time. TSU kicks off Homecoming against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.
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