Jonesboro (ASU) – The Arkansas State football team was back on the practice fields Sunday evening for its third workout of its fall camp, dressed out in shorts and shoulder pads for the first time and together as one unit a day after running a split practice divided by mostly newcomers and veterans. The Red Wolves will hold a split practice again tomorrow before holding a scrimmage during its fifth practice on Tuesday.
A-State went through drills, special teams work, passing skeletons and a pair of team sessions while covering various other practice material and continuing the installation process on both sides of the ball. The Red Wolves concluded the days work with a team period that focused on different down-and-distance situations.
"We were really pleased with most of practice today," said head coach Steve Roberts. "We tended to fall off at the end of a couple of segments, but our kids were working extremely hard and there was a lot of running. I was very pleased with level of commitment and concentration, just have to fight through those times when we are physically slower.
"There is so much new stuff going in right now that it is hard to tell until we get and watch film, but I thought we did some better things at running back and I thought our linebackers had a real productive day and made several plays," continued Roberts. "Defensively, we had three picks after going three practices without any, and obviously its good to see that from a defensive perspective and bad offensively. So, we need to take care of the ball offensively and not be as sporadic in creating turnovers defensively."