Tulane has full pads workout to wrap up first week of preseason practice
NEW ORLEANS – Tulane football put on full pads for their workout at the New Orleans Saints indoor facility Saturday night to wrap up the first week of preseason camp.
The Green Wave wore pants to go along with their shells for the first time during camp. The Wave went live for the team session at the end of the two-hour practice, which head coach Willie Fritz said was important for his squad.
“We wanted to get our guys used to playing in pads,” Fritz said. “Sometimes you wait until game day, and it’s too late. We’ll do some full-pad practices on Friday and Saturday too, when we’ll have a full complement of officials here.”
In 7-on-7 drills, senior running back Sherman Badie hauled in a pass down the sideline from sophomore quarterback Johnathan Brantley, and in team drills, freshman running back Stephon Huderson cut a long run through the middle. Saturday’s workout leads into the team’s first off day of camp on Sunday.
“The off day is big time for recovery, and big to get your mind away from football for a little bit and charge back after it on Monday morning,” Fritz said.
The Green Wave will return to the Yulman Stadium turf on Monday morning. The Saints will hold a practice at Yulman Stadium on Sunday at 7 p.m. Tulane practices are closed to the public.
Season tickets and mini-plans are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling 504-861-WAVE (9283), logging onto TulaneTix.com or visiting the ticket office at the James W. Wilson Jr. Center. Season tickets that includes all six home games during the 2017 season start as low as $200 for a single book and $300 for a family four-pack. Mini plans include the 3rd & Goal package for $75 and the Homecoming & Lagniappe package for $65. Seats are available in locations throughout Yulman Stadium.
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