Football Team Holds Annual Media Day
    Senior linebacker Tim Skipper gave his thoughts on the upcoming 2000 season during Fresno State's annual media day.
    Senior linebacker Tim Skipper gave his thoughts on the upcoming 2000 season during Fresno State's annual media day.

    Aug. 11, 2000

    FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State's veteran football players reported to fall camp yesterday and today met with the media.

    Head coach Pat Hill, his coaching staff and the 2000 squad went through a two-hour media session at Bulldog Stadium before returning to the hot turf for an afternoon conditioning session of wind sprints. Temperatures escalated to over 100 degrees in Fresno today.

    "We will have more competition for most of our positions," Hill told the media. "This will the most competitive fall camp since I've been here. We have a lot of good young players who are going to be pushing some of returning players for starting jobs and playing. We are entering uncharted waters with our schedule but we will be ready for it."

    Hill singled out sophomore quarterback Jeff Grady and redshirt freshman cornerback Bryce McGill for their summer workouts and preparation for the season.

    Hill also talked about establishing a team identity for this season, stressing his team will need to be tough and physical to face the toughest non-conference schedule in school history that includes Ohio State, UCLA and Cal.

    The Bulldogs begin two-a-days on Saturday with the first practice scheduled for 7:15 a.m. The afternoon practice will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Fresno State practice facility. All practices are open to the public.

     

     

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