Compete Zone Drills Highlight Day No. 4 of Football's Fall Camp
Aug. 15, 2000
FRESNO, Calif. - Two-a-day practices in 100-degree temperatures. Such has been the norm so far in fall camp this year. The Bulldogs continued today by practicing their no-huddle offense and participating in "compete zone" drills, which focused on offensive and defensive plays inside the 25-yard line.
"I'm really happy with the time the young guys are getting," head coach Pat Hill said. "Some of these guys are going to have an impact on this team this year, and it's great we are getting to see them now. This is the best recruiting class we've ever had, and it's exciting to see them out on the field working hard."
The team spent the morning session focusing on running plays and running and passing plays vs. a blitz. The session concluded with 15 minutes spent on the no-huddle offense. Sixteen plays in first-and-10, second-and-eight and second-and-three situations wrapped up practice No. 1 on the day.
At 4:30 p.m., Fresno State took to the practice field once again for the afternoon session. As has been the case throughout fall camp, the second practice of the day focused primarily on third down situations. Also introduced into drills for the first time were plays inside the 25-yard line, dubbed the "compete zone" by Hill. First-and-goal from the five and two-part plays were those on which the team focused. All three quarterbacks -- David Carr, Jeff Grady and Nathan Ray -- switched off to get repetitions.
Wednesday's two-a-day practices will be the first time the Bulldogs don full pads for the first time. The Bulldogs will participate in their first scrimmage on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Bulldog Stadium. FS's first game is Sept. 2 at Ohio State.
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