Eagle Football Wraps Up First Week of Fall Camp with Live Scrimmage

Aug 6, 2017

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Morehead State football wrapped up its first full week of fall camp with a live scrimmage at the end of practice on Saturday at Jayne Stadium.

The Eagles have been holding practice once a day since camp opened Tuesday.

"I think maybe the most important part so far is the way we are coming together as a team," said head coach Rob Tenyer. "The culture part is very important, and we have received some really good leadership up to this point."

Tenyer has been thrilled with the progress of his freshmen class and other underclassmen who didn't see as many reps last year.

"The exciting thing is getting the young players out here and seeing how talented and versatile they are," he added. "Some of these guys might have to play right away out of necessity and some are just simply talented enough to play right away, but they have a long road yet. We have a lot of little details to fix and clean up."

With the change to one-a-day practices, Tenyer believes it has benefited his squad's ability to learn.

"I think they are enjoying the new format with one-a-days," he said. "I think the progression and the installation have been great, and I am excited about where we're at on both sides of the ball."

Tenyer also stressed the importance of depth on his team.

"It's still very early, but you know we might have a guy in the ones (unit) right now, but there might be a very tight two, so we really need two or three guys at each position. We want to work on the fundamentals of our positions every day, get in some group work, and get better. We have to have a mind set of 'next guy up' and be ready because anyone is one play away from being the primary guy at his position."

As for the specifics of today's live action, Tenyer felt his guys were excited to get into more of a game-like mode.

"They are always excited to hit for the first time and get in our team sessions. I really like that we did it this way, it's still really early for even a half-scrimmage, but we did some nice things on both sides of the ball."

The Eagles will continue fall camp this week and have another live scrimmage next Saturday.

"Hopefully next Saturday we'll come out and have an even better product and be even more crisper in our execution."

The Eagles open the season on Aug. 31 hosting Kentucky Christian at 6 p.m. ET.