Feb. 20, 2013
New Orleans - The Tulane football is one-third of the way through its spring football schedule as the Green Wave completed its fifth of 15 practices with a two hour practice this morning at the Saints Indoor Practice Facility.
For the second straight day, the Green Wave donned full pads and turned up the intensity. Tulane's focus on Wednesday was short yardage situations and two-minute drills, while once again working on the kickoff team in special teams.
The Green Wave's offensive line received a boost with the return of three-year starter Zach Morgan, who missed the entire 2012 campaign with a shoulder injury. Morgan, who was limited Monday, was full strength today and returned to his familiar role at center. He was a key contributor to an offensive line that moved the ball effectively in both the running and passing game.
Although the offense was the highlight of the day, one defender who stood out was senior defensive lineman Julius Warmsley, who came up with several key plays, including a blocked field goal, several tackles for lost yardage and he managed to knock down a pass at the line of scrimmage.
"I thought the offense was very impressive today," Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson said. "The offense really got going and I thought the offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage and allowed us to run the ball very well. Today was very spirited and emotional and we had some back-and-forth with each side of the ball, but I thought the offensive line took care of business. I thought (Nick) Montana had a good day and (Devin) Powell had some nice throws. Overall, I thought we practiced really well and I can tell we are getting better with every practice."
Tulane will remain at the Saints facility for its next five practices before its first open practice at Tad Gormley Stadium on March 2.