TROY, Ala. – Temperatures soared into the mid 90s on the hottest day of fall camp as the Troy football team worked out for nearly three hours on the practice fields behind Veterans Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.
"There was competition on both sides of the ball for playing time, there was competition with offense and defense and the kicking game fitted in there a little bit," head coach Larry Blakeney said. "We got some things done, some good hard work. It was hot and we dealt with that pretty good."
Following a two-a-day yesterday, the Trojans opened Wednesday's practice with a heavy focus on special teams before some 1-on-1 contact drills. Following the usual team portion of practice, the Trojans simulated two overtime drives to close out practice, both of which resulted in a stop by the defense.
"The defense is the starting point in overtime, if they make a stop you can win," Blakeney said. "There are all kinds of things that can happen in overtime. The biggest thing is you need to have a good first play on offense or defense, that's where it all starts."
The Trojans will have another two-a-day session on Thursday before a lighter practice on Friday and the first scrimmage of the fall on Saturday.
Troy opens the 2014 season at in-state rival UAB on August 30 at Legion Field. Kickoff between the Trojans and Blazers is set for 11 a.m. and the game will be televised live on Fox College Sports.