The Warhawks continued to battle the dog days of summer as they continued
their preparations for the 2009 season. Individual and team drills in
shorts and helmets made up the day with all three offenses and defenses taking
turns through the rotation as coaches instructed.
"It's nice and warm again," Head Coach Charlie Weatherbe said following
practice. "We've had a few guys cramping up, which is expected this time
of the year. We just have to continue to work at the pace that we are
working at and thinking while we are tired and push through that tiredness."
LaGregory Sapp looked to be back in old form, as he made several spectacular
catches and showed his great down field blocking, allowing freshman running
Isaiah Newsome and
Carl Elie to break several long runs.
Newsome and freshman
Emmanuel Jefferies drew Weatherbie's praise for the practice session on
Khari Usher and
Ben Giles earned recognition on defense.
Tomorrow the Warhawks will step up their practices, as they will go in
shells, helmets and shoulder pads, working towards the first full pads practice
"We are looking for the same speed and the same concentration, but with more
collisions," Weatherbie said of his expectations.
- ULM players will be at Monroe's Pecanland Mall on
Saturday in front JcPennys looking to sign up children under 12 for the
Junior Warhawk Club.
- Junior running back Frank Goodin will
be sidelined one week from a pulled hamstring.
- Freshman offensive lineman Nick
Hawkins is sidelined with a minor back injury.
- Senior Safety Greg James was held out
of practice due to dehydration.
- Several players dropped from the practice rotation due to
- Another player has left the team following reporting day.