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Troy Football Team Prepares for Second Scrimmage

TROY, Ala. – The Troy football team will hit the turf of Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday exactly two weeks prior to its season opener at UAB on Sept. 1. The Trojans will take part in their second scrimmage of the fall beginning at 11 a.m.; the Trojans and Blazers will open the 2012 season also at 11 a.m. in a game televised by Fox College Sports.

“I would like to pit our 1’s vs. 2’s and get our third string quarterback some work,” head coach Larry Blakeney said. “Dallas (Tidwell) has not had that much work, and I think that it is important, not imperative, that he gets some work in the course of a live scrimmage. We will try and get Dallas some work with the 2’s, get Corey (Robinson) his normal work and mix Deon (Anthony) between the 1’s and 2’s.”

The Trojans broke a 13-day fall camp on Tuesday as classes began at Troy on Wednesday. Troy worked through a 100-play scrimmage this past Saturday and could see one more live scrimmage on the schedule next week before going through a situational scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 25.

“We are going to try and get all of the starters on the same team,” Blakeney said. “It may not necessarily look that way at the scrimmage, but we are starting to put the team together and build some confidence and chemistry between the groups.

“We are going to work the special teams. We’ve got a few more guys since school has started to use on demo teams for special teams. We think we can get a good dose of work on all facets of special teams and try and make some decisions about who is who.”


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