Football Opens Spring Practice

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Dalyn Dawkins made a nice catch during the running back drills on Thursday.
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Dalyn Dawkins made a nice catch during the running back drills on Thursday.
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March 6, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Boilermakers opened the 2014 spring practice schedule on Thursday inside the Mollenkopf Athletic Center. The team had its first of 15 spring practice sessions in just helmets.

Thursday's two hour practice was the first for three early enrollees, Kirk Barron, David Blough and Langston Newton. Without pads, offensive lineman Barron and defensive end Newton went through mostly install, while quarterback Blough was able to run some sets with the offense.

Interviews with head coach Darrell Hazell, offensive coordinator John Shoop, and quarterbacks Blough, Danny Etling and Austin Appleby can be found below.

The remaining practices are open to the media and general public:
March 7, 12, 13, 25, 27, 29
April 1, 5, 11 and the spring game on the 12th 

• We encourage Boilermaker fans to come out and watch, but ask that they are aware of their surroundings and paying attention during drills. Children should be monitored at all times.

• On regular practice days, the team will be on the field at 3 p.m. ET.

• The March 29 (kick scrimmage) and April 5 (jersey scrimmage) will be held in Ross-Ade Stadium. Times for both scrimmages are TBA.

• The spring game on April 12 will begin at 1 p.m. ET in Ross-Ade Stadium.

• The media is invited to the spring game draft on April 9 at 2:15 p.m. ET in the team room on the third floor in Mollenkopf.

• Photos and video may only be shot by media members during designated times at practice and during scrimmages. The general public is asked to please not take pictures or video at any time.

• When practicing outside, the space between the artificial and natural grass fields is off limits to the general public