Vanderbilt Frosh Recruits, Walk-ons To Report Monday; First Frosh Practice Wednesday, Full Squad Arrives Friday 8/5/02

Twenty-one freshmen signees and up to six walk-on prospects are expected to arrive on the Vanderbilt campus today in preparation for the start of preseason practice Wednesday.

A complete facelift of the Commodore football program will greet the incoming freshmen and walk-ons. The coaching staff directed by Bobby Johnson, weightroom and McGugin practice complex are all new to the program this fall.

More than 70 veterans will report Friday, with the first full-squad practice scheduled Saturday afternoon. Full-squad two-a-day practices start Monday, August 12.

Coach Johnson is looking forward to the team’s arrival, and looking forward to beginning with conditioning and other preparations for the August 31 season opener at Georgia Tech.

“We’re excited about getting the kids on campus and really getting a close look at what they can do,” Johnson said. “As a staff, we’re ready to get the preseason underway and get started coaching.”

Key Commodore Preseason Dates

Mon., Aug. 5
Freshmen Report

Wed., Aug. 7
First Freshmen Practices
(9:30 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.)

Thurs., Aug. 8
Freshmen Practices
(9:30 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.)

Fri., Aug. 9
Veterans Report to Campus

Sat., Aug. 10
First Full-Squad Practice
(4:00 p.m.)

Sun., Aug. 11
“Dore Jam” Field Day
(4:00-6:00 p.m.)
McGugin Practice Field

Mon., Aug. 12
Full Squad Two-a-Day Drills Begin


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