The Trojans have opened the "Drive for Five" with the start of football camp, but Mother Nature has not been very helpful early on.
The Trojans were to have opened camp on Monday afternoon, but a major lightening storm hit campus about 5 p.m. and lasted well past 7 p.m. when practice was canceled.
On Tuesday the team was able to get through a full session without precipitation, but there was plenty of perspiration thanks to a heat index that topped 115 degrees. The thunderstorms did hit Troy after practice, with some major lightening around 10:30 p.m.
As I write this blog entry on Wednesday, there are thunderstorms popping all over Southeastern Alabama and it is raining at Veterans Memorial Stadium. While a little rain won't be a problem, the fear is that there will once again be lightening, which will keep the team off the practice field.
So, I received a call from Trojans head coach Larry Blakeney just a little while ago, letting me know of changes to the practice schedule for the next few days. The team will go out at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday before Saturday's scrimmage, which is still set for 2:30 p.m.
After an off day on Sunday, which will include the annual team outing to Lake Simmie, the Trojans will again practice at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. They'll return to afternoon practices on Tuesday with the fall semester set to begin on Wednesday.
We'll keep you posted on fall camp through the blogs that both Taylor Bryan and I will be writing, through Twitter and Facebook and through official releases on the web site. You can follow me on Twitter at @TroySID and follow Taylor @tabryan. The official Troy Athletics Twitter feed is @TroyAthletics.