I'm sitting up in the press box at Wilford Moore Stadium for day two of practice, which began at 8:30 a.m. Today is much more offense/defense oriented. The new backs and receivers are starting to run the Air Raid Offense, and the veterans are looking to improve on what they know. According to the coaches, the entire offense can be installed in three days, but takes weeks, months, and years to perfect. On the defensive side Kendall Roberson (secondary coach) and Barris Grant (line coach) have been working on fundamentals while defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn is working with linebackers. The practice should close with a little bit of 7-on-7.
Here are 35 more photos for this morning's practice. Be sure and check out the gallery and remember that you can purchase prints of all our pictures this year for all sports. Also remember t-shirts and hats are on sale at our online store with training camp specials.
• We are keeping a running roster, this is definitely, NOT a final roster, but rather a running list as we go through camp. If a player has a jersey number, it is because he played last year, it does NOT mean that players without numbers are not on the team, etc. Be patient with us as we get it together. If a player is at camp, and not on the list, it is because he has not turned in his publicity questionnaire to me. Check the tentative 2010 roster here.
• The Abilene Reporter News wrote a brief article on the first day of practice and the renovations to the locker room provided by the fund-raising efforts of Hal Mumme. Check that story here. -- by Sam Waller
• Waller and the ARN also featured red-shirt freshman transfer quarterback Stephen Warren who returns to Abilene after playing his high school ball for Abilene High. Read that feature here.
• No practice tonight, I'll try to post yesterday's press interviews with Will Morris and Hal Mumme this afternoon if I can get my cord situation worked out. Otherwise, we'll be back with more tomorrow night at our second night practice.
Stay tuned ...