Football Camp Notebook (#14)

August 11, 2001 · MT Media Relations
(following evening practice on Aug. 11)

MCCOLLUM ON OFFENSIVE LINE:"I feel very good about our offensive front and the things I have seen so far. They have read all the quotes about how they are this team's question mark and they are responding. If they continue to work at this pace everything will be all right with those guys. Coach Wickline does a great job. He will have them ready."

WES COUNTS ON THE OFFENSE:As a unit I think we are more comfortable right now than we ever have been. Personally, I know at times before this spring my head was spinning with everything, but I am much more at ease with the system now. The spring was very big for me and important for the entire team. We know what to expect now. One thing we have been concentrating on is finishing. We want seven points and not three."

TEAM DRILL HIGHLIGHTS:Quarterback Wes Counts completed 6 of 7 passes, while Jason Johnson was 2-for-4 - Among those making receptions were Kendall Newson, Reggie Polk, Hashem Joyner, David Youell, Tyrone Calico and Hansford Johnson.

SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE:The Blue Raiders will attend World Outreach Church for service in the morning, then practice at 5:10 PM.

TIDBITS: LB Joey Montalbano had a nifty one-handed interception during team drills this evening - Over 30 fans were observing tonight's workout - The Blue Raider Football Preview will begin airing on MTSU Channel 9 on Comcast cable television on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. It will air each Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. and Sundays at 4:00 p.m. for the next three weeks. The show features last year's Blue Raider highlight video along with preseason information on the football team, parking, ticket packages, and more - Fan Day/Media Day is scheduled for Aug. 18 at Noon at Floyd Stadium (free hotdogs and cokes will be provided along with opportunities to get autographs and pictures with all the players and coaches) - If you would like to purchase a 2001 football media guide the cost is $12, plus $3 for handling and shipping - To order, please call 615-898-2968 or email your request to mrowens@mtsu.edu.

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