Today, Head Coach Bob Toledo rewarded the Green Wave with a “fun” day, as the team as a break from the daily grind of fall camp practice. After a morning practice that was cut short due to rain, the squad moved to the swimming pool and relaxed. After the rain subsided, the team went back out on the practice fields and participated in some “drills”, which entailed both the offensive and defensive lineman fielding punts (which for sure provided some comedy).
Practice concluded with the team enjoying some cold popsicles on a very humid day.
The Green Wave wrap up fall camp tomorrow with a scrimmage at the Westfeldt Practice Facility beginning at 3:20 PM in the afternoon. The scrimmage is open to the public.
The weather didn’t cooperate today and as a result, the Green Wave had a rain-shortened morning practice on Wednesday. In what was scheduled as the Green Wave’s first two-a-days experience of the summer, the mid-August weather postponed the afternoon session until Thursday.
The Green Wave will practice in the Saints Indoor Facility tomorrow to avoid the looming tropical depression. So Thursday, as it turns out, will be the first day of a two-a-days.
Wednesday morning’s practice was scheduled to begin at 8:50 AM, but was held off until 9:45 AM because of lighting in the area.
Today’s practice consisted of kickoff return and kickoff coverage drills, a brief scrimmage, third-down-and-distance drills and full-team thud drills.
Some highlights from Today’s activities:
-The defense was extremely impressive today, dominating the play
-DB’s Phillip Davis and Shakiel Smith had near interceptions during the brief scrimmage
-CB’s Ryan Travis and Davis had an interception each during the third down and distance drills
-DT Justin Adams and LB Darryl Farley also played well, applying pressure in the backfield during the third down and distance drills
-QB Kevin Moore had three TD passes during the third down and distance drills, while QB Ryan Griffin had one of his own
-In the full-team thud drills, Griffin connected with WR Devin Figaro for a 44-yard touchdown pass
-CB Alex Wacha played well during the full-team thud drills, both breaking up a pass and forcing and recovering a fumble.
-Cairo Santos hit field goals of 20, 32, 37 and 42 yards as he continues to impress Coach Bob Toledo and the rest of the staff
The Green Wave will be back at it tomorrow in the Saints indoor facility for their first taste of two-a-days, hopefully.
Compliments of Tulane Athletics, here are some short video interviews with Tulane Head Coach Bob Toledo, LB Darryl Farley and OT Pete Hendrickson after August 11th’s rainy morning practice:
The Green Wave still have the second practice of the day later this afternoon.
Compliments of Tulane Athletics, here are some short video interviews with Tulane Head Coach Bob Toledo, K Cairo Santos and RB Payten Jason after August 10th’s practice:
In the first full-pad practice of the year, the weather finally cooperated. In a very favorable weather-day, the Green Wave offense was on full display.
The practice consisted of a pair of the regular drills, including kickoff drills, a positional session, a middle drill, and a “score” drill. The Green Wave offense also worked on some red-zone plays, from within the 20 yard-line.
Some highlights from today’s session:
-The offense was on display today, looking a little sharper than the defense
-The middle drill (a one-on-one blocking session where defense fights offense for supremacy) was very much controlled by the offensive side of the ball
-During the “score” drill, Albert Williams ran into the endzone after alluding defenders and celebrated with a flip, a scene that Parker Waters caught on camera
-Ryan Travis blocked a 38-yard FG attempt off the foot of Ryan Rome
-In the red-zone drills, Kevin Moore and Alan Mitchell teamed up for a nice pitch and catch in the right corner of the endzone. Jamar Thomas also rushed for a 13-yard TD during the drill
The Green Wave are back at it tomorrow morning at 8:50 AM before two-a-days start Wednesday.
Here is a link to Tammy Nunez’ video blog on today’s action.
As Head Coach Bob Toledo announced over the weekend, all morning practices now will begin at 8:50 AM as opposed to 9:20 AM. Meetings would end very late in the day, sometimes as late as 11 PM and Coach Toledo felt it was best served to bump those meetings up to earlier in the day. So now, practice will be concluding at about 11:30 AM as opposed to after 12:00 PM, allowing the team to meet before the student-athletes have class around 5:30 PM.
Some news from Tammy Nunez of the Times-Picayune from early in practice via Twitter:
More to come…