Receiver Justyn Shackleford is one of eight returning starters on the offensive side of the ball for the Green Wave.
Feb. 15, 2013
New Orleans - The Tulane football squad worked two hours in shorts and helmets this morning during their second practice of the spring at the Saints Indoor Practice Facility.
In what turned out to be a very lively practice, the Green Wave spent the morning working on its base and nickel defenses, while the offense concentrated on a mix of both the passing and running game, and all three quarterbacks- Nick Montana, Devin Powell, Jordy Joseph - received and abundance of snaps. The special teams focus of the day was the kick-off team.
"Today was a very spirited practice and we even had a few scuffles out there, but that's what happens sometimes when you are running into each other," Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson said. "But I liked the tempo today and liked it even better than the first day and the first day wasn't bad at all. The defensive line had a good day and really stood out to me."
"Right now, it's important for all of our players to learn everything on offense and defense and what we are doing on special teams. I believe our quarterback competition will probably go through August and we also have good competition on the defensive line," Johnson added.
Tulane concludes its first week of practice on Saturday at the Saints Facility and will also practice at the venue for the remainder of the month. All practices at the Saints training facilities will be closed to both the media and the public.