DENTON, Texas (8/10/07) For the first time during fall practice, the Mean Green participated in full pads during Friday’s practice at the North Texas Athletic Center. The team will participate in its first of three fall scrimmages Saturday morning. The event will be closed to the public due to construction at Fouts Field.
DAY FIVE PRACTICE NOTES:
Competing for the starting spot at quarterback, Daniel Meager, Giovanni Vizza and Nathan Tune all took reps in one-on-one drills. Meager led the group completing four-of-nine passes. Vizza was one-of-three and Tune completed two of his three attempts with a touchdown.
Working against the first-team offense, senior linebacker Derek Mendoza picked off a Vizza pass intended for B.J. Lewis.
On the second play of a two-minute drill, Jamario Thomas took a handoff from Meager and sprinted past Mean Green defenders for a 52-yard touchdown.
Vizza patiently drove the North Texas offense down field during his two-minute drill. He capped off a seven-play, 70-yard drive with a two-yard QB sneak. Vizza was three-for-three on the drive and also tallied two 15-yard runs.