Aug. 14, 2010
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech's football team entered their first day of two-a-days during fall camp with a light workout in the morning and a full practice in the evening Saturday.
Head coach Sonny Dykes has the team periods going as much like a game situation as possible as he continues to install his high octane, no-huddle offense. The fatigue of camp, two-a-days and the new high level of play is starting to show its affects on the team, as it often does this time of year.
"We're a little worn out but we have to work through it," said Dykes. "That's part of becoming a good football team, learning how to work through when you're tired. That is something our guys need to improve on, we just need to grind through it. We have a lot of guys nicked; everybody does - that's training camp. It's the same everywhere, at the high school level, college level and at the pro level."
Despite the fatigue and sloppiness of play, there were still several noted moments on the field, including Justin Goodman continuously battling Ahmad Paige for the ball and the emergence of Cruz Williams, who has impressed the coaches over the last couple days. Williams brought in a touchdown pass of approximately 55 yards from Ross Jenkins during Saturday's team period.
"There were a lot of good things, a lot of good individual things," Dykes said. "But not enough good collective things for this to be considered a successful practice. I am proud of guys who are working through some things; we are improving. We just have to make sure we don't take any steps backwards."
The team will have Sunday morning off before practicing again Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. on the Tech practice fields. The team returns to two-a-days practices on Monday, Aug. 16.
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