Practice started just before 6 p.m. local time with partly cloudy skies overhead. However, thunderstorms were building southeast of the area. After a half hour of individual drills, head coach Mike Stoops made the decision to speed the practice up and jump into the 20 minute “middle” segment, a period focused on running drills pitting the offense against the defense.
During the drill, thunderstorms intensified with frequent lightening and approached the area rapidly from the south and east. Due to lighting in the area, practice was called after about 50 minutes.
The team initially cleared the field and boarded the charter busses they travel on to and from
The decision was then made to cancel the rest of the practice and return to
The weather inconvenience was the first that the Wildcats have experienced during fall camp since 2004. Last year, several practice times or locations were changed due to weather or field conditions, but every workout was completed uninterrupted.
Robinson joins Louis Holmes, Michael Turner and D’aundre Reed as players who have joined the team in official capacity since Fall Camp commenced last Thursday.
Because of the abrupt end to practice, no players or coaches spoke to the media afterwards. The team is scheduled to hold practice at the Rincon Vista Complex again at 6 p.m. tomorrow night. However, as with all practices, times and locations are subject to change due to weather or field conditions.
Remaining Fall Football Practice Schedule
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Wednesday Aug. 9 4:30 p.m.
Thursday Aug. 10 8 a.m., 6 p.m.
Friday Aug. 11 6 p.m.
Saturday Aug. 12 8 a.m., 6 p.m.
Sunday Aug. 13 --
Monday Aug. 14 8 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday Aug. 15 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday Aug. 16 8 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
Thursday Aug. 17 5:45 p.m.
Friday Aug. 18 8 a.m., 6:15 p.m.
Saturday Aug. 19 Meet the Team,
Monday Aug. 21 Classes begin
Monday Aug. 28 Mike Stoops’
weekly news conference