April 19, 2007
NEW ORLEANS, La. - With the Green Wave wearing helmets, shorts and shoulder pads, Thursday's practice was short on physical play but not intensity as the Tulane University football team completed day 14 of sprig practice at the Westfeldt Practice Facility.
New head coach Bob Toledo and his staff worked diligently with the team and had them shuffling personnel and running on and off the field based on situational drills. While the Green Wave did not install any new schemes on Thursday, they did add a new wrinkle as Tulane ran through a two-minute drill with all three quarterbacks - junior Scott Elliott, sophomore Anthony Scelfo and redshirt-freshman Kevin Moore - taking a turn under center.
"We did our two-minute drill today," Toledo said. "We call it our `clutch series' and the reason we call it clutch is that you'd better be clutch in that situation. It's just an opportunity to learn the system in a rapid form and get the plays that we'll run during the course of the year during our two-minute drill.
"It was a good day in that it was kind of a mental day. We ran around pretty good, but we didn't hit anybody. We were just in helmets. It was a review day and an assignment day and just tried to get more stuff on video so we can have an opportunity to teach them what we're trying to do on video."
While the team did not go full contact due to the attire for the day, the practice session was not without its highlight plays as junior cornerback Charles Harris jumped a route to break up a pass and sophomore corner Alex Wacha made a nice play on an out route for a pass break-up of his own.
The Green Wave will enjoy a day away from the practice field on Friday before closing out spring practice on Saturday, April 21. Saturday's practice is slated to begin with team meetings, and at 10 a.m., the team will take the field for situational drills. From there, the team will hold its annual spring scrimmage, which will run for approximately one hour.
There is no charge for admission and free food and beverages will be provided to the public courtesy of the Conk Naquin Memorial Golf Classic. Fans are encouraged to park in the nearby Diboll Parking Garage due to limited parking space near the James W. Wilson, Jr. Center because of construction to Turchin Stadium.
Season tickets for the 2007 Tulane football season are now on sale through the Tulane Athletics Ticket Office. Adult sideline seats are $200, while adult end zone seats are $100 and youth (under 18) end zone seats are just $80. For more information, contact the Ticket Office at (504) 861-WAVE.