First Two Football Practices In The Books

Bulldog quarterbacks work on their mechanics in the first practice (Photo by Sandy Gholston)
Bulldog quarterbacks work on their mechanics in the first practice (Photo by Sandy Gholston)

Click Here For Photo Gallery (Practice #1)

Big Rapids, Mich. - The first two practices of the 2010 Ferris State University football campaign are in the books as the Bulldogs continue to gear towards their season opener on Sept. 3.

The Bulldogs held their initial practice on Friday (Aug. 13) at Top Taggart Field.  The second workout took place on Saturday (Aug. 14) morning at the FSU practice fields located south of the stadium.  Both of the first two workouts consisted of helmets only.

In addition to the practice sessions, the Bulldogs have had a full day of activity with various orientation sessions, position meetings, team gatherings, lifting workouts and special teams groups.

Ferris is slated to practice in the afternoon each of the next three days (Sunday-Tuesday) in helmets and shoulder pads only.  The first two-a-day session is scheduled for Wednesday (Aug. 18) when the Bulldogs also put on full pads for the first time.

FSU's initial preseason scrimmage is set for next Saturday, Aug. 21, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT). The final scrimmage will be held prior to FSU's annual media/photo day activities on Friday, Aug. 27. The scrimmage will begin at 9 a.m. (EDT) with the media/photo day taking place at 1 p.m. (EDT).

Ferris State will kickoff its 102nd season of varsity competition Friday, Sept. 3, against the Hillsdale Chargers in a 7 p.m. (EDT) non-conference contest at HC's Muddy Waters Stadium in Hillsdale, Mich.

The Bulldogs then open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play the following week with their first home contest of the 2010 season versus Saginaw Valley State on Saturday, Sept. 11.  Kickoff for the "Honoring American Heroes" Day tilt is scheduled for 6 p.m. (EDT) with a variety of activities taking place throughout the day.

Photos from the first practice can be found at this link:
Click Here For Photo Gallery (Practice #1)

A recap from practice #1 can be found at this link:
Bulldog Athletics Blog - First Practice Recap

Below is video from the initial practice session.  The photos, blog recap and video are courtesy of local journalist Sandy Gholston.