Aug. 16, 2007
Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF football team got a break from the extreme heat that has been a mainstay through fall camp on Thursday, as a steady breeze made conditions much more comfortable on Thursday. The break in the temperature did not deter the Knights from putting together another solid practice session though as only three remain in camp before classes start for the new semester on Monday.
The Knights were able to get a lot of situational work in during their two hours on the field and the various units spent the opening of practice back in individual drills, fine-tuning their techniques and fundamentals before breaking off into skeleton work and then ending the session in team drills.
New coordinator John Skladany is one of four new assistants on the defensive side of the ball and the veteran coach has been pleased with the progress his unit has shown through camp thus far.
"I think the kids have been working really hard since the start of camp and, as I have mentioned before, their retention from the spring has shown, which is good," defensive coordinator John Skladany said. "Some of the younger kids have come in and done some nice things and hopefully they can help us. They are picking up the scheme. Execution at times is not quite there, but that is the way it always is during camp. We are on track though."
The offense and defense were able to get some valuable situational work in towards the end of practice as the team drills were focused on redzone and third-down plays.
"I thought today we did a lot of good work," Skladany added. "Coach put us in a lot of different segments on the field. I thought that was really good for us today."
The Knights will return to the practice fields in the morning for a 9 a.m. session before closing out camp with two practices this weekend.
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