Thursday, August 5, 2010

From the Press Box: Trojans Get Some Early Morning Work

1:57 P.M., THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010

Less than 12 hours after concluding Wednesday night’s session, the Troy Trojans were back at it on Thursday morning with a new start time of 8:30 am.

Despite the quick turnaround, the Trojans showed no ill-effects and put together a strong effort.

“I thought we had a good practice this morning,” head coach Larry Blakeney said. “Certainly, this early time is not perfect, but everybody was pretty energetic. I went to breakfast and they were all in there."

The earlier practice time allowed the Trojans to evade some of the increased humidity often seen later in the day and also dodge the late afternoon showers that had plagued the first three days of practice.

The morning session also gave the Troy squad an idea of what they are missing by not holding two-a-days during fall camp.

“It was pretty nice out here early, then got kind of hot,” Blakeney said. “The main reason we don’t do two-a-days is because you don’t really get enough to sustain anything. Basically, that little two-a-day flip gave them a taste of it.”

The Trojans will practice in full pads for the first time on Friday morning in their final meeting before holding the first scrimmage of the fall on Saturday at 2:30 pm. Stay tuned to and @TroyAthletics on Twitter for all the latest information.

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