Wave Closes Out Two-A-Days With Spirited Workouts

The Tulane University football team closed out its two-a-day practices with a pair of spirited workouts to fine tune all three phases of its game Friday at the Westfeldt Complex.

The Green Wave worked out in full pads in the morning before donning helmets, shoulder pads and shorts in the afternoon. Tulane worked on offense, defense and special teams, and head coach Chris Scelfo said he has been please with the work throughout the preseason practices.

"We had two good practices today," Scelfo said. "We worked on several different situations, and our kids are grabbing the concepts. All we've got to do now is fine tune everything."

After spending most of the morning working on positional drills and some team sessions, the Green Wave spent the majority of the second practice working on team concepts which included third-and-long situations and the two-minute offense.

The offense and defense traded punches throughout the third-and-long drills with some nice, needle-threading passes from quarterbacks J.P. Losman, Nick Cannon and Richard Irvin, as well as some batted balls and interceptions by several defensive players.

In the two-minute offense, Losman and the first team moved the ball well, including a long pass to senior Nick Narcisse on third and long, and a touchdown grab by sophomore Bubba Terranova. The second team moved the ball well also, and Cannon showed his elusiveness with a long scoring run as the final seconds ticked off the clock to end practice.

Scelfo added that among several camp standouts was redshirt-freshman cornerback Jeremy Foreman, who spent the past few days working with the No. 1 defense.

"Jeremy Foreman had a good camp," Scelfo said. "He's starting right now, but whoever is consistent will play. They'll battle throughout the year, and he's among the mix. But nothing is decided at any position. The battles will go on until Nov. 22."

On offense, Scelfo applauded the efforts of true freshman wide receiver Fred Smith who turned in some-head turning plays until being recently sidelined with a broken finger.

The Green Wave close out the preseason portion of its practices on Saturday with a 4 p.m. session and will begin focusing on the season- opener against Conference USA foe TCU beginning on Sunday.

Tulane opens the regular season on Labor Day, Sept. 1, when they play host to Horned Frogs before a nationally-televised audience (ESPN) at 7 p.m. in the Louisiana Superdome. For season ticket and individual ticketinformation, contact the Tulane Athletics Ticket Office at (504) 861-WAVE.


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