Football Starts Practice in Full Pads; Gets Interrupted by Weather
The Coastal Carolina University football practiced in full pads for the first time this season Wednesday, August 6, but the practice did not go as scheduled. A severe weather cell stopped practice for about 50 minutes as the Chanticleers were able to get in about 45 minutes of work after the severe weather.
Coastal Carolina hit for the first time as well with the full pads, as seven-on-seven skeletons and full 11-on-11 drills closed the practice. Highlights in the seven-on-seven work included a long completion from Zach MacDowall to Jamar Anderson and two breakups from Brandon Autry. Most of the 11-on-11 drills were running plays, with a couple of long runs and some big hits by the defense.
“We were shortened by lightning today,” Coastal Carolina Head Coach David Bennett said. “We had two storms that split up, but the lightning was near. We went a little seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 and we’ll do a little more of it tomorrow morning. Two-a-days start tomorrow and you have to march on. If somebody gets wounded, somebody needs to go in there and step it up. You find a positive. It gives someone reps to get ready.”
Coastal Carolina will start two-a-days Thursday, August 7. The morning practice begins at 9 a.m. The first scrimmage for the Chanticleers will be Saturday, August 9 at 10 a.m. The season opener is Saturday, August 30 at Penn State beginning at 12 p.m.