Football Practice Report No. 6
The Wake Forest football team completed its first two-a-day session of the fall on Thursday.
The Wake Forest football team completed its first two-a-day session of the fall on Thursday.

Aug. 13, 2009

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest football team completed its first two-a-day session of training camp with a two hour practice on Thursday evening at the Doc Martin Football Practice Complex.

The team opened the day with a two and a half hour morning practice, before the two hour session in the evening. Head coach Jim Grobe continued to be happy with the team's energy and attitude.

"For two practices, there was a chance that the guys would be a little worn out this evening, but I thought they came out with energy," Grobe said. "I like the attitude of our football team right now. I think we have a group of guys that like to work and are excited about the opportunity to play. Everybody out here knows they have a chance to play so there's a lot of good competition going on."

For the second straight day, the Demon Deacons practiced under near perfect conditions with clear skies and comfortable temperatures in the 70's.

Position drills and special teams work was the main focus in the early part of the evening session. Grobe continued to be pleased with the work of his kickers.

"I thought we got some great work on our kicking game this evening," Grobe said. "I think we're getting all that installed right now. We haven't been able to do much live, but we'll try to do some full speed work at the stadium during Saturday's scrimmage."

Several periods in the second half of practice were spent on 7v7 and 11v11 drills. The 11v11 drill was highlighted by a 50-plus yard touchdown pass from Riley Skinner to Devon Brown.

Thursday's practice also marked the end of the first full week of practice for the Demon Deacons. Grobe said that overall he's pleased with where the team is after the first week.

"I feel like we're in a pretty good position right now," Grobe said. "We've got a lot of installation done and I think we're right where we would want to be. We've also been pretty good on injuries. We've had some little bumps and bruises, but nothing that's going to keep anybody out for an extended period of time."

 

 

However, Grobe believes there are some areas that need improving.

"We're not real sharp yet," Grobe added. "We're making too many mistakes offensively and defensively. We have a lot in right now. It's going to be fun when we quit installing and we can compete against each other a little more."

Wake Forest will have a single on-campus practice on Friday at 3:15 p.m.. The first controlled scrimmage of the fall is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday at BB&T Field. The scrimmage will be followed by Wake's annual FanFest at 5 p.m. at the stadium.

 

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