New Players Go Through First Day Of Drills
Daily Sound Bite
The Marshall University football coaching staff put a group of 34 first-year players through their paces for a pair of practices today at Marshall University Stadium.
The newcomers, watched closely by many of the veteran players already on campus, went through a variety of drills designed to determine aestheticism and conditioning.
?I think we had a good day,? head coach Bob Pruett said. ?There are some good looking young athletes in this group and we are fairly pleased with what we saw today. There is a lot of information for these guys to absorb in a short period of time, and you could see some confusion and hesitation out there at times.?
Following the second practice of the day freshman Renard Stevens (Washington, D.C.) was moved from defensive back to receiver. He joins junior college transfer Jason Schroeder (Vacaville, CA) and freshman Gavin Herscher (St. Albans, WV) as receivers.
Sophomore Wilbur Hargrove (Boyton, VA) was originally listed as a receiver, but is currently working with the running backs.
The new players will continue working on Thursday, with practice sessions scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The varsity players are scheduled to report between noon and 3 p.m.
The Herd will open the 2002 season on August 31 against Appalachian State at Marshall Stadium. For ticket information contact the Marshall Athletic Ticket Office at 800-THE-HERD or 696-HERD.