The Furman Paladins kicked off their 2010 football preseason Tuesday morning with a nearly three hour practice in shorts and helmets at the squad’s Bob King Practice Field Complex.
“It was good to get out there and get things rolling,” said Furman head coach Bobby Lamb. “It was a long practice and, as expected, there was a lot of enthusiasm almost to the end, when they got a little tired, but overall it was a very productive first day.”
The Paladins’ covered many of the basics in the session, which involved nearly all of the program’s 90 players in the near 90-degree heat and humidity. Individual and positional group work were stressed, and much of the team drills consisted of 7-on-7 sessions, with the passing game getting the bulk of the attention.
“We didn’t catch the ball very well overall, but I thought Adam Mims looked sharp today,” said Lamb about his senior All-Southern Conference slot receiver who is coming off a 2009 campaign that saw him set new school records for most receptions in season (74) and career (143). “He’s just at a different level out there than most of our players, but that’s what you can expect from a senior with his experience and work ethic.”
Lamb also paid homage to his squad’s practice facility, saying “our practice fields are in incredible shape — as good as any in college football. If we can play as well this year as the grass grows on our practice fields, we could have a good season.”
The Paladins practice Wednesday at 8:45 a.m.
Notes: Redshirt freshmen defensive end Cameron Mason was in attendance but was held out of Tuesday’s practice, according to head athletic trainer Craig Clark.