(DOTHAN)-- Garrick McGee and the UAB football coaching staff held a football camp in the Wirgrass Wednesday at Rip Hewes Stadium.
Entering his second season, McGee and the Blazers staff made their 2nd consecutive trip to Dothan.
"It's important we come to this part of Alabama, there's a lot of talent down here," said McGee.
"We just had a bus full of kids unload from the Florida pan-handle. So it's a great opportunity for both coaches and players," he said.
The UAB camp gives high school students an opportunity to sharpen their skills on the gridiron while allowing coaches to see potential in possible future recruits.
"Well the number one goal that we talk about as a coaching staff is we want to come here and get the kids better," said McGee.
"We want to give them something at the camp that can make them a better high school player," he said.
McGee didn't say much when asked about the week 1 matchup against Troy. Last season, the Trojans traveled to Birmingham and beat the Blazers 39-29.
"We're in summer workouts and the coaches are in camp. Plaeyrs are in their summer training with our strength and conditioning coach. We keep it one day at a time and that's the mindset of our program now," said McGee.
Troy will host UAB on Saturday, August 31st. Kick-off set for 6 P.M. CST at Veterans Memorial Stadium.