Preseason Ends With Mock Game Day Practice
Senior receiver Adrian Burnette was one of four players selected to captain the 2000 team.
Senior receiver Adrian Burnette was one of four players selected to captain the 2000 team.

Aug. 26, 2000

NEW ORLEANS -- The Tulane Green Wave concluded preseason practices with a simulated "Game Day" Saturday prior to a 90-minute workout at the Superdome. The Wave went through its entire pre-game routine, including the pre-game meal, boarding buses to the Superdome and going through their pre-game warm-up and drills.

"We have a lot of young players and this is a chance to give them an idea about the tempo of game day," said Head Coach Chris Scelfo. "From the pre-game meal this morning through everything leading up to the game, it helps familiarize them with the realities of the day."

During the practice, TU concentrated on game situations as the White (first and second teamers) faced the Green (reserves) squad, with emphasis on all of the Tulane special teams. There was no hitting during the workout as the players wore shorts, helmets and shoulder pads. Scelfo was pleased with the concentration and effort of his team.

"The mechanics of the game were well-organized," Scelfo said. "The players were really concentrating and the operation of both the offense and the defense was crisp. Coming inside the 'Dome served as a spark."

Scelfo also announced the team's 2000 captains. Quarterback Patrick Ramsey, linebacker Jerry Phillips, cornerback Tim Carter and wide receiver Adrian Burnette were selected by their teammates to serve as captains for the entire 2000 season.

Burnette returned to practice after missing several days this week with a right calf strain. Defensive end Matt Glapion (rt. ankle sprain) and defensive back Jamal Jones (shin splints) were the only players who did not practice Saturday.

The Green Wave opens its season a week from today, facing Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss. The game will be televised by JP Sports beginning at 11:30 a.m. (CT).

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