South Carolina State conducted its second of 25 scheduled preseason practices Sunday in preparation for their Aug. 31 showdown with non-conference foe Coastal Carolina at Dawson Stadium. The Bulldogs had a two-hour light workout in shorts and helmets during the morning session.
"I thought we had a pretty good workout a lot better than yesterday but we still got plenty of work to do before we get to a point of understanding things," said head coach Buddy Pough. "
The Bulldogs spent the first portion of practice working on special teams and individual type drills, while the turning their attention to fundamental schemes on both offense and defense.
"Tomorrow's practice should be interesting we get a chance to come out in shells, so it gives you a chance to get a little bit more physical activity going on," he said.
Pough added that the offensive and defensive line showed some promise and energy in day two but noted there still is a lot of learning and cleaning up to do from last season.
The Bulldogs will conduct its third practice Monday (Aug. 5), in a morning session at 9:30 a.m. in helmets and shells, followed by a Tuesday (Aug.6) afternoon workout before suiting up in full gear on Wednesday (Aug.7).
SC State opens their 12-game 2013 schedule Aug. 31 at home in a 6 p.m. contests against Coastal Carolina in Orangeburg. SC State has four games slated to be televised nationally on ESPN this season. Pough's team was picked to finish second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in a preseason poll of head coaches and sports information directors.
2013 Bulldog Preseason Football Information
Monday Aug. 5 Practice # 3 (shells) 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday Aug. 6 Practice # 4 (shells) 3:10 p.m.
Wednesday Aug. 7 Practice #5 (full pads) 9:30 a.m.
Thursday Aug. 8 Two-a-day Practices Begin Practices #6 (full pads) 9:30 a.m. Practices # 7(shells) 7:10 p.m.
Friday Aug. 9 Practice #8(full pads) 9:30 a.m.
Saturday Aug. 10 Media & Picture Day-9 a.m. O.C. Dawson Stadium
Practice#9(scrimmage #1-full pads)-7 p.m.
Sunday Aug. 11 No practice
**In-season practice schedule begins Aug. 21(times vary, consult Sports Information Office).**
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