Following two consecutive practices in shells, SC State worked out in full pads for approximately two hours at the 9:30 a.m. morning preseason session.
"It's obvious that we still have a ways to go but we are getting there," said SC State head coach Buddy Pough. "We need to work harder to sharpen our skills and techniques. And, I'm still concerned about installation and how far along we are."
During Tuesday's workout, the Bulldogs concentrated on special teams (kicking game) the first start of practice, but wrapped it up with some situational drills on offense and defense that they (coaching staff) recently installed.
Pough stated, "We got a good bit of work done. I saw some real flashes at times, but we seemed to lose our focus near the end."
In preparation for opening game plan, he noted "We are probably another week away before we begin our game plan. I generally like to wait until after the second scrimmage."
"After watching the film from the first scrimmage, we saw that we still got a great deal of work left, but we will get there. I think, though, that we are better off at this point than in past years. The offense is beginning to catch up with the defense."
SC State will return to the practice field Wednesday with two workouts – an early morning session at 9:30 a.m. and an evening practice at 7:10.
MEET THE PLAYERS DAY SC State will hold its annual "Meet the Players Day" Saturday, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium, following a 10 a.m. scrimmage.
The annual event, sponsored by The STATE Club – the Bulldog boosters – will give fans an opportunity to meet the Bulldog players, take pictures, get autographs and have lunch with the players. Most of the activities are free; however, the cost of lunch with the players is $10 for adults and $5 for person's 17-years old and under.