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Football Training Camp Notes and Quotes ? Day 7
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 17, 2004
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Tucson, Ariz.?- Arizona Football Training Camp Notes and Quotes...


...After seven practice sessions completed, the University of Arizona Football team fought rain to began two-a-days Monday morning at Rincon Vista complex.


...After a rocky showing in the scrimmage Saturday night Coach Stoops saw the offense progressing after Monday’s second session, “Again the guys worked hard and we’re getting better and we made a lot improvements today ?- especially offensively there is a lot of things mechanically we didn’t do very well in the scrimmage that we need to improve on and today I felt like we got a little bit better on some things,” Head Coach Mike Stoops said ...


...During the morning session the team worked on their run game. In the evening session the team focused more on passing...


...Junior Lamon Means was not at practice Monday, “He had some personal things he needed to take care of,” Coach Stoops told reporters ...


...Junior Nic Costa has been working out with the wide receivers. The coaching staff is excited to still be able to utilize Costa’s speed and ability. “Nic is a pretty tough guy ?- he ran some good routes ?- you know it’ll take a little bit of time ?- he’s a smart kid ?- he’s a tough kid he knows all the routes from being a quarterback ?- I think it’ll take him a while, but he will make a good adjustment,” Stoops said ...


...Costa got a warm welcome from defensive back Darrell Brooks Monday evening, when Brooks nailed Costa as he ran a route down the middle. “Nic is fair game now ?- I think he got popped down the middle today,” Coach Stoops added ...


...Coach Stoops has been impressed so far by rookie cornerbacks, B.J. Dennard, Antoine Cason and Dramayne McElroy. “We've got some young kids?-I really like the two freshman. BJ Dennard and Antonie Cason showed great skills for only being here a week. Dramayne McElroy has played well...again for the most part our secondary has played pretty well, they got the ball in front of us and seem to have good position on the ball,” he told the media Monday...


...Since Arizona’s two-a-day sessions are limited throughout fall training camp, the team will practice once tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. at Rincon Vista complex, before returning to two-a-days on Wednesday ...



2004 Arizona Football ?- Fall Training Camp Schedule

Tuesday, August 17                  4:00 p.m. Practice, Rincon Vista

Wednesday, August 18              7:45 a.m.-9:05 a.m. Practice, Rincon Vista

                                                6-8:05 p.m. Practice, Rincon Vista

Thursday, August 19                  5:45 p.m. Practice, Rincon Vista

Friday, August 20                      7:45 a.m.-9:05 a.m. Practice, Rincon Vista

                                                6-8:05 p.m. Practice, Rincon Vista

Saturday, August 21                  4:30 p.m. Fan Appreciation Night, Arizona Stadium

                                                6:30 p.m. Scrimmage, Arizona Stadium




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