Louisiana Tech Continues Fall Camp with Thursday Afternoon Practice Session
Aug. 13, 2009
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech combined returnees and newcomers into one practice session as the Bulldogs continued their fall camp with a two-hour practice Thursday afternoon at the Jim Mize Track and Field Complex.
The Bulldogs worked out in the last practice session before full pads are allowed as LA Tech continues preparations for the team's season opener at Auburn on Sept. 5. That game is slated to be televised live on ESPNU with kickoff set for 6 p.m. CT.
Thursday's practice focused on red zone offense and defense, installing packages for situations inside the 20-yard line.
"Today we worked on the red zone package, working inside the 20-yard lines," said head coach Derek Dooley. "It is important on offense that you score touchdowns and not field goals and that on defense you hold the opponents to field goals and not touchdowns."
"Our goal on offense is 67 percent touchdowns and that's what we started to work on," continued Dooley. "The multiples keep climbing as we keep installing new plays and I think the key now is a premium on execution. It is hard to execute if you are not sure what to do or you are not sure how to do it."
Thursday's practice was the last one before full pads are allowed for players. The team worked out in helmets and shoulder pads Thursday afternoon.
"Tomorrow's the first day of full pads," Dooley said. "We will install our goal line package then. The first day of full pads is always exciting; it always gets people a little revved up. We'll do some good fundamental hitting and tackling drills. Then we'll just keep moving on. That will be our last one-a-day before we start two-a-days."
Fans can get their first glimpse of LA Tech football this fall on Sunday at the Fan Fest in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Season tickets are currently on sale as the Bulldogs play five home games at Joe Aillet Stadium, including Nicholls State (Sept. 19), Hawaii (Sept. 30), New Mexico State (Oct. 17), Boise State (Nov. 6) and San Jose State (Dec. 5).
Tech ticket manager Zach Williams also said season tickets will continue to be sold up to the Bulldogs first home game against Nicholls State.
One of the best deals is the Family Pack. For only $275, the Family Pack consists of two adult and three children tickets for all five home games.
Single game tickets and season tickets can both be ordered by logging onto www.LATechSports.com or www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Williams also said group single game ticket rates for the east side of the stadium are being offered. Groups can purchase 20 to 49 tickets for $8 each, 50 to 99 tickets for $7 each and 100-plus tickets for $6 each.
Single game tickets for road games at Auburn ($40) and Navy ($32) are on sale to the general public as well while LSU ($45) tickets are available only to season ticket holders and LTAC members.
Tech fans with youngsters are encouraged to sign them up for the inaugural LA Tech Kids Club. For only a $30 fee for the year, LA Tech Kids Club members receive free admission to all Tech home regular season sporting events as well as additional benefits such as club t-shirt and more.
To sign up for the LA Tech Kids Club, contact Nicki Brostek at 318-257-2507 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For complete coverage of Bulldog Football, please visit the official home of LA Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.
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