ASU wraps up first week of fall camp

Jonesboro (ASU) – The Arkansas State football team, suited out in shorts and shoulder pads, completed its first full week of practices Saturday morning, holding its 11th workout since reporting for fall camp on August 4.

"I am real pleased with our first week," said ASU head coach Steve Roberts.  "I thought we got better this week, and we started this camp probably as well as any I've ever been a part of.  I'm excited about the effort, attention and the way these young men have picked things up.

"We had a little lull the last part of this week, none that were sustained, but just in different drills and different things where I felt like we didn't fight through it enough.  Overall though, for the first week, I was very pleased."

The Red Wolves took the practice fields this morning at 8:45 a.m., continuing the installation process while working various individual, group, special teams and team drills.

"Today's practice was good," said Roberts.  "Obviously, again it was very hot, and we threw a lot at them from a physical standpoint and I thought we fought through it pretty well.  We were able to accomplish some things on both sides of the football."

The Red Wolves will hold some meetings and walk-thru's over the remainder of today and tomorrow, but will not practice again until Monday when it holds its third two-a-day practices of camp.  Monday's first practice is schedule for 9:00 a.m., and the evening session will start at 5:45 p.m.

"The next couple of days, just walk-thru and meetings this afternoon and then just meetings tomorrow," Roberts said of the Red Wolves remaining schedule this weekend.  "So the players will get a physical break for the next 45, 46 hours or so, and have an opportunity to take care of their bodies and hopefully come back a little rejuvenated for next week."