Football Practice Report (Day 5)

Photo by Zach Hartle
Photo by Zach Hartle


GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- It was another hard-hitting day at the Tusculum University Football Practice Complex as the Pioneers have wrapped up the fifth day of fall camp.

Veterans continue to hone their playing talents while the newcomers are quickly learning the TU system as the Tusculum Game Day countdown is at 23 days until the 2019 season lid-lifter at Delta State University.

It was more of the same for the Pioneers as in previous practices this week which has included repetitions with situational drills as well as work with the special teams with focus on the field goal unit, and kickoff coverage and kickoff return.

The Pioneers practiced in the morning once again to beat the oppressive heat and humidity of the day, while also avoiding the forecasted showers and thunderstorm which knocked out power in parts of Greeneville, including the Tusculum campus, temporarily.

Position coaches met with their groups in the afternoon to review film and work on improvements in all facets of the game.

The Pioneers have yet to go in full gear as the last three days have been in helmets and shoulder pads only. Tusculum will practice two more times this week before taking Friday off.  TU will practice Saturday and Sunday before taking Monday off to focus on the start of classes and being getting into a weekly routine.

The opener at Delta State will kick off the 71st gridiron campaign in Tusculum history as the Pioneers make the 574-mile trip to Cleveland, Mississippi. Since 1998, the Pioneers own a 14-7 record in its season-openers.  Also, since the reinstatement of the sport in 1991, Tusculum is a perfect 4-0 when opening the season on September 5th.