Tulane's defensive line dominated Wednesday's morning practice
NEW ORLEANS - The thud of the pads were heard loudly at Tulane's morning practice at The Newman School on Wednesday, the first of two practices of the day for the Green Wave football team during the second week of fall camp.
Practice No. 11 of camp was fast paced and hard hitting as the team worked on full contact short yardage and goal line situations during the 14-period workout.
"The defense dominated today," Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson said. "We had goal line and short yardage today and the defense stuck it to the offense a little bit. Offensively, we had some good runs, but for the most part it was a defense dominated day. "
The Green Wave head indoors again on Thursday for a morning practice at 8:30 a.m. at the Saints Indoor Practice Facility (open to the media). Tulane will then hold another two-a-day practice on Friday with the morning session at Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park (open to the media) and the afternoon practice at the Saints Indoor Facility.
Tulane will kick off the 2014 season on Thursday, Aug. 28, when the Green Wave travel to Oklahoma to take on fellow American newcomer Tulsa at 7 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network before opening the home portion of the schedule on Saturday, Sept. 6, against Georgia Tech at 3 p.m. in the new, on-campus Yulman Stadium in front of a national audience on ESPNews.
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TULANE FOOTBALL DAY THREE PRACTICE NOTES
Play of the Day: Freshman defensive tackle Sean Wilson broke through the line on a goal line stand and planted freshman running back Dontrell Hilliard for a four-yard loss, igniting a fire in the entire defensive unit.
Player of the Day: The defensive line. Tulane's defensive line dominated the morning practice. The D-line won the majority of the goal line stand plays, allowing only two touchdowns on 10 plays. The D-line also seemed to have the edge in the one-on-one drill with the offensive line.
Notes Tulane held its third of five two-a-day practices during fall camp on Wednesday. The fourth two-a-day will be on Friday and the final double session will be on Monday.
Wednesday's first practice held at The Newman School was the final visit to the uptown school. Tulane's remaining practices during camp will be held at either Tad Gormley Stadium at City Park or at the Saints Indoor Facility.