PRESEASON PRACTICE UPDATE: The Heat is On
By ODU Athletics
Aug. 9, 2011
NORFOLK, Va. -- The Football Monarchs were forced to make adjustments for the second straight day as the heat index reached over 100 degrees. However the squad was just as excited and spirited to get back onto the field for Day Two as the weather conditions got better as the evening progressed.
The Monarchs continued to install the playbook with the coaching staff emphasizing that it was only the beginning of the installation of the offense, defense, and special teams for the upcoming season.
Head coach Bobby Wilder noted a big difference this season from the Monarchs' first two seasons praising the team for their control on staying on their feet much more this season than in years past while practicing in just shorts and helmets.
With minimal contact the last two days, the Football Monarchs are looking forward to being more physical tomorrow when they don shoulder pads for the first time.
ATTENTION SEASON TICKET HOLDERS:
Be on the lookout...Season tickets are being mailed later this week and will start arriving in your mailbox next week. Note that parking passes are being mailed out separately by the ODAF after Aug. 20 and will not be included with your season tickets.
The Football Monarchs' annual Media Day will be held on Friday. While the event is only open to the media, fans can watch live via Monarch All-Access as members of the broadcast team, "Voice of the Monarchs" Ted Alexander and color commentator Andy Mashaw, host and interview the team. Will you be watching Friday?