TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Indiana State football team has completed its first five workouts of the 2011 preseason camp and have showed increased depth as 95 candidates are currently going through drills.
ISU has avoided the majority of the heat and humidity that goes with being outside in Indiana during early August by practicing each day from 5:30 until 7:45 on the playing surface at Memorial Stadium. A brand new all-grass practice field has been constructed and is currently being groomed for use later in the month.
On the field, fourth-year head coach Trent Miles has been pleased with the athleticism and maturity displayed by a veteran group of players which sports more than 20 seniors on the active roster.
One senior that has impressed in the early going is quarterback Ronnie Fouch who has a talented and deep corp of receivers with which to work. Protecting Fouch early on is a group of veteran offensive lineman, who are backed up by a young group of players, which received seasoning last year as true freshmen.
The defense has been solid so far under the direction of Shannon Jackson and Jesse Minter with Ryan Roberts, Alex Sewall and Ben Obaseki leading the way in drills.
Beginning with tomorrow's workout, we will take one position per day and break down how each athlete has performed during the early part of workouts. To begin the series, we will look at the quarterbacks on Wednesday, August 10.
Tuesday's practice was highlighted with a short series of scripted plays featuring the offense working against the defense. The final play was a perfect strike from Fouch to sophomore transfer wide receiver Donald Spencer in the back of the end zone.
Tomorrow's practice report will also feature a photo gallery of the new practice facility, which is located on the North side of Memorial Stadium.