Utah State Football Adds Shoulder Pads to Third Practice of Fall Camp on Monday
Aug. 5, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - After practicing the first two days of fall camp in just helmets, Utah State added shoulder pads on Monday as part of its five-day acclimatization period and first-year head coach Matt Wells was pleased with what he saw on both sides of the ball.
"I liked the intensity, I liked the focus and I thought we got a really good workout in today," said Wells. "The offense started fast in the red zone, hitting some shots and running the ball. At the end, the defense played well so to me that is good give and take, and we are continuing to learn how to practice right."
Highlights from Monday's practice included interceptions from junior safety Frankie Sutera and redshirt freshman linebacker Travis Parrish, while freshman quarterback Darell Garretson and junior running back Rashad Hall were two of the newcomers that recorded explosive plays on the day.
Utah State will remain in helmets and shoulder pads on Tuesday before donning full pads Wednesday morning. USU's first two-a-day is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 8.
Utah State will conclude its first full week of camp with its initial scrimmage of the fall on Saturday, Aug. 10 on Merlin Olsen Field inside Romney Stadium at 10 a.m.
Utah State, who is entering its first season in the Mountain West after spending the past eight years in the WAC, will open the 2013 season on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Utah and play its first Mountain West game the following weekend at Air Force on Saturday, Sept. 7. USU's first home game of the 2013 campaign will be on Saturday, Sept. 14 against Weber State, while its first home Mountain West game will be on Saturday, Oct. 12 against Boise State.
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All practices during fall camp, which concludes on Saturday, Aug. 24, are open to the public.
Utah State Football Practice Dates, Times and Location Tues., Aug. 6 --- 2:15 - 4:15 p.m. (Romney Stadium) Wed., Aug. 7 --- 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. (Romney Stadium) Thur., Aug. 8 --- 9:15 - 11:15 a.m./4:55 - 6:25 p.m. (Practice Field) --- First Two-A-Day Fri., Aug. 9 --- 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. (Romney Stadium) Sat., Aug. 10 --- 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Romney Stadium) --- Scrimmage #1 Mon., Aug. 12 --- 9:15 - 11:15 a.m./4:55 - 6:25 p.m. (Practice Field) Tues., Aug. 13 --- 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. (Practice Field/Stadium) Wed., Aug. 14 --- 9:15 - 11:15 a.m./4:55 - 6:25 p.m. (Stadium/Practice Field) --- Scrimmage #2 Thur., Aug. 15 --- 2:40 - 4:40 p.m. (Practice Field) Fri., Aug. 16 --- 9:15 - 11:15 a.m./4:55 - 6:25 p.m. (Practice Field)