Ball State football down to business in first practice
August 3, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
MUNCIE — Ball State’s first football practice of the season Wednesday night was ushered in as strength and conditioning coach Dave Feeley slapped players on the back and urged them to be sharp as they stepped on the field.
What followed in 2 hours and 15 minutes under the lights at Scheumann Stadium was a quick-moving workout that featured mainly position drills for the 105 Cardinal players.
“It was great tempo, and guys did what they were supposed to do,” said senior co-captain and middle linebacker Travis Freeman. “People tend to get too excited and fall all over the place in the first practice. It was a good sign already that guys were focused, paid attention to detail and didn’t overdo their jobs.
“It was a big day for me because this was my last first day. It’s a pleasure for me to know I’ve made it to this point. Today was bittersweet, but it was a good day.”