JONESBORO (8/12/09) - The Arkansas State football team held its first two-a-day practices Wednesday on the ASU practice fields, suiting out in shorts and helmets during the morning workout before coming back for its late practice in full pads.
In addition to the two practices, the Red Wolves also held position and special teams meetings throughout the day. ASU went through a variety of practice material at both practices that included installation and ended with a team period. ASU used part of the team session in the late workout to run through a number of plays at full speed.
"I thought we got a lot of stuff accomplished, but obviously we have a long way to go," said ASU head coach Steve Roberts. "We've gotten to the point in camp where we have an opportunity to separate ourselves from normal football teams by fighting through some of the aches, pains, soreness and being overwhelmed mentally. We have to continue to grow in that aspect. Our leaders have done a good job of that."
ASU will hold one practice today that is slated to begin at 5:45 p.m.
"We will continue with more installation tomorrow and make sure they understand what we are trying to accomplish in certain situations and correct mistakes that occurred in tonight's practice," added Roberts.
Also coming out of ASU's fall camp Wednesday, senior kicker Josh Arauco was named to the 2009 Lou Groza Award Watch List. The 2009 preseason All-Sun Belt Conference selection was a finalist for the award last year.
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