March 23, 2000
NEW ORLEANS -- Practicing without pads for the first time in eight days, the Tulane football team went back to basics Thursday afternoon during spring practice.
"It was a good learning day for the team," said head coach Chris Scelfo. "We focused a lot on teaching the fundamentals and techniques. Being in shorts and helmets allowed us to get the timing down on offense and add a few wrinkles on defense."
Much of Thursday's practice was broken down into general position drills and a special teams workout. Coach Scelfo left the practice field feeling positive about the first seven workouts of the spring.
"I feel good about these workouts," said Scelfo. "The injuries are having an effect on us. Our defensive line is somewhat depleted, but that is giving some players the chance to step up and seize the opportunity."
Tulane continues spring practice through April 3. Another scrimmage is scheduled for
Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m., leading up to the Green Wave Spring Game on Saturday,