Jonesboro (ASU) – The Arkansas State football team took the field this morning in shorts and shoulder pads to cover a variety of material such as team, individual, inside and group drills and passing skeletons, but concluded its workout in shorts and helmets as the Red Wolves simulated various situations that could occur during a game.
"We had about 15 periods of practice before we went into the game script where we worked on anything from what needs to be done during timeouts, getting special teams on and off the field, sideline organization and halftime procedures to anything else that could possibly occur during a game," said ASU head coach Steve Roberts. "Obviously, you can't plan for all of it and rep it all because a lot of funny things can happen during a game. We just worked on staying locked into the game, knowing where you're supposed to be on the sideline and paying attention."
The Red Wolves are one week away from their season opener at Auburn, and following practice Roberts said he is pleased with the progress of the team as it nears the start of the 2010 season.
"I feel great about our team," said Roberts. "I think these guys have worked as hard as any group I've ever had in winter in conditioning, Red Wolf days and doing the things they had to do to prepare for offseason and spring football and through the summer and fall camps. This is one of the best groups I've had an opportunity to work with, and so we're excited about this team and what's ahead for us in 2010."
The Red Wolves won't hold practice Sunday or Monday, but will be back on the field Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. to start their game-week workout schedule.