FRIDAY, AUGUST 07, 2009
Dolphins get first practice in the books
The JU football team hit the field for the first time in 2009, practicing for just over two hours in helmets and shorts.

Amid steamy temperatures, the new Dolphins got the first hour of practice to get adapted to the new schemes so that when the veterans came out, everyone was on the same page.

“This was a good start to training camp,” said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. “Our guys came out ready to work and got after it. We have several new guys that we’re working into the system and they did a good job of taking what we talked about in meetings and putting into action on the field.”

The Dolphins begin their five-day acclimation period, starting with helmets only today. The first day in full pads is Sunday, with the first two-a-day practice scheduled for Wednesday.

UPPERCLASSMEN “DOING” IT UP: One of the recent traditions for the upperclassmen at JU is to sport a Mohawk during training camp. This year, several players have taken it to a new level, but none more than senior kicker Donovan Curry who is sporting a “Dolphin-hawk” this year. Find out more here:

SEASON PREVIEW: On Monday, we’ll begin our position breakdown, starting with the quarterbacks and devoting all of next week to the offense. The next week will feature the defense and some of the position battles that are brewing on that side of the ball along the defensive front and at cornerback.