Fall two-a-days at SMU are over. The Mustangs will return to a regular practice schedule on Monday, closing down the sessions to the general public.
In their last open session to the public on Saturday morning, SMU held their 1st live scrimmage of the year. Coach June Jones is known for his NFL like no hitting practices so when the Mustangs do hit, it's time to take notice.
"It was a good feeling. I haven't really hit anyone since my senior year in high school," said red-shirt sophomore Ryan Smith. "It was fun not holding anything back."
But much like the NFL preseason, the starters did not see much action. After anywhere from four to eight reps, most were on the sidelines watching the younger guys.
"We want to get more work in, but it's a team setting," said Kyle Padron. "We have to get those younger guys ready to play if needed."
The live scrimmage featured real college officials and went for about 25 minutes.
The Mustangs were scheduled to practice this afternoon, but PonyStampede.com learned this morning that Coach June Jones would be surprising the players by taking them to the SMU pool instead. As of this early afternoon, the players still had no idea.
The Mustangs will return to the practice field on Monday for a 7 A.M. practice.