CONWAY, S.C. -- The Coastal Carolina football squad opened their fall practices under cloudy skies and very mild temperatures Friday night in Conway, S.C. The three-time defending Big South champion Chanticleers worked out for just under two hours in helmets and shorts, as the program looked to rebuild after losing 36 seniors last season. The workout focused on teaching the newcomers how things are done at practice, including specific drills, signals and play calls. While there were some positives about Friday evening's workouts, CCU head coach David Bennett commented that there is still a long way to go before the opener at Delaware State Sept. 1.
"With it being a cool evening, we expected them to move around a little better than they did tonight," Bennett commented. "We have got to a lot of work to do. We aren't playing a chump schedule, so we have to turn the volume up tomorrow. They did some good things, but if we graded it on a percentage tonight, it would be about an 80. That means we have 20 points we need to improve on."
Coastal is back on the field for the second day of the five-day acclimatization period, working out again in only helmets and shorts, Sat., Aug. 4 at 3:30 p.m.