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Herd Rookies Complete 2nd Day Of Work
Veterans Report In Good Shape

Herd Rookies Complete 2nd Day Of Work
Veterans Report In Good Shape


First-year football players at Marshall completed their second day of practice on Wednesday afternoon after four sessions with the Thundering Herd coaching staff.

The newcomers were joined in camp by the Herd veterans in the afternoon. The entire group will be together Friday afternoon for media day at Marshall Stadium and will begin full squad two-a-day practices Saturday morning.

?I am very pleased with the progress of our group of incoming freshmen and newcomers,? Herd head coach Bob Pruett said. ?I think we have more speed than ever before and have a chance to have the best class we have had since I have been here.?

A total of 67 of 69 returning players reported to camp on time Thursday. Two others were expected to arrive either later Thursday night or Friday morning.

?We had two guys who are not yet here,? Pruett said. ?Renaldo Williams, who is recovering from surgery, will be here on Friday and Brandon Carey has called and he is on the bus from New Orleans and will be here in a couple of hours.?

Marshall, ranked 21st in the preseason ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, will pen the 2002 season on August 31 against Appalachian State. The game is set for a 7 p.m. start.

Tickets are still available through the Marshall Athletic Ticket Office, which announced today that it will open Ticket Booth A at Marshall Stadium from noon-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday beginning August 10 to sell both single-game and season tickets.