11:36 A.M., FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010
TAYLOR BRYAN (EMAIL)
The Trojans completed the first week of fall practice with another morning session that was completed in right at two and a half hours.
Now two days into the new practice time of 8:30 am, the team appears to be adjusting well to the better conditions.
“I’m planning on staying with this morning session scrimmage,” head coach Larry Blakeney said. “It’s just a lot less humid. It’s still a little warm and you get a little breeze, then we have implemented a little Powerade break. I think it’s really helped us having that at the midpoint.
“I think it’s the best thing we could have done considering everything. Maybe we have learned something that can help us in the future.”
Five days into practice means the end of a work week and the first Saturday scrimmage of the fall for the Trojans. While some of Troy’s stars may be held out, it will be a good opportunity for some lesser known or younger Trojans to shine and the team as a whole to take a big step forward.
“We will probably hold some folks tomorrow, so it may not be totally realistic, but we are just trying to find some folks who will take care of the ball on offense and make plays,” Blakeney said. “Defensively, they have to know what to do and tackle. Then of course we want to make sure we get some good solid work on special teams. We devote a lot of time to special teams, so there is no reason for us not to be a good special teams unit.”
The scrimmage is set for 2:30 pm in Veterans Memorial Stadium. Stay tuned to TroyTrojans.com and @TroyAthletics on Twitter for all the latest information.