Georgetown Football Wraps Up Two-a-Day Practices, Readies for Opener
Aug. 23, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University football team held its final set of two-a-day practices on Wednesday at the Multi-Sport Field as the team's preseason camp winds to a close. The Hoyas open the 2007 season on Saturday, September 1 at Stony Brook.
The Hoyas will hold practices over the next few days on campus as students return to the Hilltop for the beginning of the 2007-08 academic year.
The full team reported back to campus on Monday, August 6 and the Hoyas went through a few days of acclimation workouts before putting pads on for the first time. Two-a-day practices were held three times last week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), followed by two sessions this week. The Blue and Gray concluded its fifth set of two-a-day practices with a morning session on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by an evening session from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the team has conducted unit and player meetings in the morning, followed by afternoon practices.
"The effort has been good throughout camp and the kids have been working hard," Head Coach Kevin Kelly said. "We've had our ups and downs, just like anyone else, but the intensity has been there. We have a lot of young kids on the team, but they are making great progress and we've been getting good leadership from our upperclassmen."
With two-a-day practices done and classes set to begin next Wednesday, Kelly and his players begin the routine of balancing game preparation and academics.
"It's been a good camp and I'm pleased with what I've seen," Kelly said. "We've got a busy week coming up as everyone is back on campus, classes begin and we get ready for our season opener, but we're excited to get things going."
Kickoff against the Seawolves, who Georgetown beat, 7-0, at home last season, is slated for 6 p.m. at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.