A-State Fall Practice Report #2

JONESBORO (ASU) – Poor weather conditions forced the Arkansas State football team to adjust its Saturday schedule, but the Red Wolves were finally able to take Liberty Bank Stadium Field at 1:30 p.m. in shorts and helmets for their second fall-camp practice.

The team was scheduled to practice at 9:55 a.m., but switched their morning and afternoon schedules due to lightning in the area.  The Red Wolves completed a weight room session with the offense and defense, and both groups also went through a walk-through at the HPESS on the ASU campus before breaking for lunch.

The team was suited out in shorts and helmets for the second consecutive day, and the Red Wolves improved on their first practice while making significant progress according to head coach Bryan Harsin.

"Our first practice was really good too, but there were some corrections that needed to be made," said Harsin.  "We made some of those corrections after watching film, and the guys came out here and were competitive -- both sides were flying around.  We set some expectations for today after watching film, and the players responded well to some of the things we emphasized."

The Red Wolves continued to review material also covered in the spring, and Harsin said today was about making sure more players were executing their responsibilities.  Harsin also noted that while there may be a concept that is somewaht different from the spring, new installation won't occur much until after the team's first scrimmage on Thursday.

"Today was good and our mentality was where it needed to be," said Harsin.  "With a practice already under their belt and having seen the expectations on both sides of the ball, I thought our players improved and executed better as a group instead of as individuals."

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