The early portion of practice was affected by reports of lightning in the area but in the end the team was able to complete practice.
With some student-athletes already attending class, for all practical purposes Tulane's preseason camp is winding down quickly.
Running back Ray Boudreaux and receiver Casey Robottom returned to practice Friday but true freshman walk on Duke Kraus, an offensive lineman, is out indefinitely after tearing a leg muscle in practice Thursday morning.
Another freshman lineman, Andrew Higgins, is also out indefinitely.
The football team will return to practice Saturday, with two practice sessions scheduled. The Green Wave will work in the on-campus practice facility at 9:30 a.m., and then bus to the Superdome for a closed hour-and-a-half afternoon practice session that will continue the heavy recent work on the kicking game and special teams.
Saturday's practice will very likely be the last serious hitting session before the season opener. The personnel configuration of the offensive line, the defensive line, the battle between Cody Sparks and David Kirksey at strong linebacker, and contests for numerous backup positions will be settled after the coaches review the video of Saturday's scrimmage.
The Green Wave's Fan Day will take place on Wednesday, August 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Westfeldt Practice Facility directly behind the James W. Wilson Jr. Center. Fans are advised to park in the Diboll Parking Garage on Ben Weiner Drive.
The Wave will open the regular season with a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at the Louisiana Superdome on Saturday, Sept. 8. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.