Full Speed, No Contact

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Danny Wild has an absolute must read regarding Army's Aug 21st practice. He talks a little bit about Trent Steelman's injury, about some of the players who were held out of the practice and even has some exclusive video of yesterday's practice. Wild always brings original content and his photos are spectacular. Some of his photos from the practice were featured as a photo album on Go Army Sports. If you don't already check his site for Army football news, I implore you to do so,

Go Army Sports has a practice report from yesterday's action. The practice went at full speed with no contact, and you kind of get the feeling that the Army staff is happy with where the starting team is at this point. From Coach Ellerson:

“It’s the first week of classes, and they’ve had a demanding week of practice. We’ve really made some gains. We’re trying to set ourselves up for another great week leading into game week. We necessarily watched the number of physical reps for the veteran guys and let the younger guys scrimmage. We experienced some things in the kicking game and some things on the sideline from a communications standpoint that we haven’t done yet. We got a lot of stuff done even though you don’t like the tempo. We’re used to such a high tempo in our practice environment it’s awkward for all of us to have so many people standing around watching a handful of guys work, but again, we were trying to experience some things that we don’t want to be a stranger to on Saturdays.”

 Things are moving along, and the season coming up very soon. I find it funny how my confidence in my two favorite teams ebbs and flows... when I'm high on Pitt I can be very skeptical about Army's gridiron chances
... when I look at some of the experience that Army has returning on defense and under center I sort of wish Pitt had more pieces. The thing is, I'm never high on both teams at the same time. Hopefully that will change by the time week 1 rolls around.



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