Notes From Fall Practice #1
Practice #1 Photos
"Inside The Iron" Video - Day 1
North Texas Football opened up fall camp on Friday afternoon with its first practice. The team practiced for about two and a half hours in the near 100 degree Texas heat with a high intensity. Here are some of the highlights and things that stood out on day one.
- Attire: The coaches chose to have the players dawn just their helmets today, in an effort to get them in a good groove before bringing out the full pads for the first time on Wednesday, August 12.
- News of the day: Freshman Kennan Flax participated in his first practice with the Mean Green. Flax, who had originally committed to North Texas, de-committed and signed with the University of Houston before finding his way back to Denton for his freshman season.
- Catch of the Day: After throwing an interception, Nathan Tune comes right back with a 50-yard bomb towards the corner of the end zone where receiver Breece Johnson sacrificed his body and laid out to haul it in for a touchdown.
- Defensive plays of the day: On back to back plays, DaWaylon Cook and Royce Hill both stepped up and acrobatically knocked down passes.
- The two minute drill made its first appearance in the North Texas Fall camp. The Mean Green spent a good 10 minutes working on the drill at the end of practice.
- The receiving core, led vocally by Jamaal Jackson, seemed to be the best position group out there. With the depth that they will have in 2009, the Mean Green expect big things.