Most Spring Football Drills Closed To Public

The Eyes of Texas are upon you, but will not be upon the Longhorn football team during spring drills, which begin Monday, March 1 at Frank Denius Fields -- at least not as much as in the recent past. Citing a need to heighten "focus," most spring training sessions will be closed to the public, UT Men's Athletic officials announced Tuesday.

Orangebloods can preview the 2004 team during the first two practices on March 1 and 2, as well as the team's first scrimmage set for Saturday, March 6 at Memorial Stadium. Otherwise, practices will be closed to the public until the Spring Jamboree.

"We're really excited about getting the spring season underway," Brown said. "We have a few changes on our coaching staff and a lot of different things we want to look at and hope to accomplish. We hope the fans will join us for the first couple of practices as we kick off the season, then, once we get into pads we will close the workouts in hopes of having the best practice focus possible. We'll look forward to seeing all the fans again in what looks to be an exciting and competitive spring game."

The Spring Football Jamboree will be played under the lights at Memorial Stadium at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 3rd.

As usual, Inside Texas expects to provide post-practice interviews and articles from each spring practice session.

2004 LONGHORN SPRING PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Dates and times tentative and subject to change

Mon., March 1 Practice 4 p.m. (Denius Fields)

Tues., March 2 Practice # 4 p.m. (Denius Fields)

Thu., March 4-Sat., March 6 High School Coaches Clinic

Fri., March 5 Practice 4 p.m.. (Denius Fields)

Sat., March 6 Scrimmage/Practice #4* TBA (Stadium)

Mon., March 8 Practice 4 p.m. (Denius Fields)

Tue., March 9 Practice #6+ 4 p.m. (Denius Fields)

Wed., March 10 Practice 4 p.m. (Denius Fields)

Spring Break: Fri., March 12 - Sun., March 21

Mon., March 22 Practice 4 p.m. (Denius Fields)

Tue., March 23 Practice 4 p.m. (Denius Fields)

Wed., March 24 Practice 4 p.m. (Denius Fields)

Thu., March 25 Practice 4 p.m. (Denius Fiels)

Mon., March 29 Practice 4 p.m. (Denius Fields)

Tue., March 30 Practice 4 p.m. (Denius Fields)

Thu., April 1 Practice 4 p.m. (Denius Fields)

Fri., April 2 Lettermen Golf Tournament

Sat., April 3 Spring Jamboree* 8 p.m. (Stadium)


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