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Redshirt freshman Jamie Childers took to the field for the first time this season, dressed in his helmet and shorts, as he begins his five day acclimatization period. Childers was on the sideline during training camp after being diagnosed with viral meningitis before arriving for preseason.
"We let Jamie go the first three periods of one-on-one's," Head Coach David Bennett said on Childers return. "He looked good, but he's still 10 pounds from where he was before he got sick. It will be a long time before he gets turned loose."
The Chanticleers started practice breaking off into positions where each group ran through a few agility drills. The wide receivers and cornerbacks worked together for a couple of periods with the quarterbacks alternating reps. Special teams worked on punts, while other groups continued to work on position specific drills.
At the seventh period, the squad came together for seven-versus-seven skeletons followed by 11-vs.-11 drills to end the session.
The Chanticleers will hold their final two-a-day practice Tuesday Aug. 19, with the morning session starting at and the afternoon practice slated for