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.