Jonesboro (ASU) — The Arkansas State Red Wolves took the field Saturday afternoon for the second day of their 2010 fall camp, working in shorts and helmets in a split workout designed to get players more repetitions and individual instruction.
Freshmen and newcomers took the field at 4:30, with veterans working out two hours later. Both groups opened with individual work before shifting their attention to the running game. The two groups also worked on passing drills and team offense vs. team defense before wrapping up the practice sessions with special teams work.
"I thought our veterans did very well today," said ASU head coach Steve Roberts. "The effort and enthusiasm were sustained throughout practice and I am really pleased with the way our veterans came out and performed tonight. The newcomers have had a lot thrown at them in a very short time, and they are still trying to learn and think fast. They have to learn a whole new language, how to communicate, what the huddle calls are, and the calls from the line of scrimmage that they have to adjust to. They don't play as fast as they are capable of playing just because they are thinking so much. Obviously, they all get a lot more reps with the split practice and it gives them an opportunity to learn on the run."
Arkansas State will return to the practice field Sunday afternoon at 5:30.
The Red Wolves open the season Sept. 4 at Auburn, with the first of five home games at ASU Stadium scheduled for Sept. 18 against Sun Belt Conference foe Louisiana-Monroe. Season tickets for the Red Wolves' 2010 campaign remain on sale and can be ordered by contacting the ASU Box Office at 870-972-ASU1 or 1-888-ASU-FANS or by visiting AStateRedWolves.com. For more information, contact the ASU Marketing Department at 870-972-3880.