Samford continues camp in pads Thursday

Samford Bulldogs

Birmingham, AL (WIAT)-The Samford Bulldogs continued fall camp on Thursday in full pads at Seibert Stadium.  This marked practice number six for the Bulldogs who went through 25 periods.

Below is a full release on the morning practice, courtesy of Samford media relations.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.The Samford football team continued fall camp with a two-hour practice in full pads Thursday afternoon at Seibert Stadium.

The practice was the sixth workout of fall camp for the Bulldogs. Senior running back Fabian Truss said he and his teammates are continuing to work hard to get ready for the 2013 season.

“It’s going really well,” Truss said. “We’re at the end of the sixth practice and the intensity is there. We just have to keep pushing through it. We’re getting to the part of camp where it’s getting hard, but we just really have to push the young guys.”

The squad went through a 25-period practice on the team’s second day in full pads. Truss talked about some areas in which the offense needs to improve.

“As an offense, we want to score more points and be more explosive,” Truss said. “We want to try to help the defense out and try to limit those three-and-outs.”

Running back is one of the deeper positions on the 2013 roster. Behind Truss, juniors Jeremiaha Gates and Stanley Robinson, sophomore D’Morrise Bledsoe and freshman Jake Wilks are all capable backups.

“It’s really great knowing that if I go out anytime during the game, any one of them can come in and do the same thing I can do,” Truss said. “They can keep the chains moving and that’s really what we need.”

The Bulldogs will practice again Friday in full pads. The practice is scheduled to begin at 3:50 p.m. at Seibert Stadium. The team will scrimmage for the first time in fall camp Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. at Seibert Stadium.

Samford opens the 2013 season on Friday, Aug. 30, when the Bulldogs travel to Atlanta to take on Georgia State in the Georgia Dome. The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. (CT) start.

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