DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern football opened the 2013 season with its first practices leading up to the season opener on Thursday, Sept. 5 against Southern Arkansas at 6 p.m. on Paul Laird Field.
Savage Storm football players arrived on Sunday and after a rigorous regimen of meetings, physicals and weight, the squad finally opened practice at 6:15 p.m. Monday evening.
"The first day is always exciting," said head coach Ray Richards. "It's a lot of fun. You know we have new faces out here and its always exciting."
"There is a lot of teaching and a lot of organizational things," Richards continued when asked about the first day of practice, "In terms of how you warm up. How you get ready for pre-practice and all the different things that we do. So you've got that going on. We're just in helmets, so there isn't any contact. We're just starting from day one and teaching the elementary things."
SE practices will move to the mornings at 8:15 a.m. beginning Aug. 13 through Aug. 16. The squad will practice at 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 17 and 6:15 p.m. on Aug. 18, with the fall sports media day also taking place on that day.
School opens on Monday Aug. 19 which will be a much needed day off from practice, before finishing the week with 6:15 p.m. practices. The practice on Thursday night of that week will serve as a scrimmage and be the first chance to see the 2013 squad in game situations.
The Savage Storm will move into its traditional afternoon timeslot beginning Aug. 26 leading up to the season opener on Sept. 5.