Aug. 12, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue football team welcomed Dave Revsine, Howard Griffith, Gerry DiNardo, and the Big Ten Network crew to practice on Monday. The Purdue practice special will air on Monday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m. ET.
The Boilermakers worked on overtime situations for the first time during camp. Akeem Hunt scored on one of the first plays while the top offense took part in the drill. Paul Griggs and Sam McCartney made field goals for the second and third offenses, respectively. The defense had some bright spots during practice as well. Freshman Leroy Clark came up with an interception during team drills
Head coach Darrell Hazell continues to be impressed with his defensive line, anchored by Bruce Gaston. Hazell said that he has at least eight guys that he feels comfortable with playing that would not slow the unit down one beat. Gaston echoed his head coach and said he thinks there are even more guys that could step in.
Rob Henry also talked to Boilermaker All-Access following practice. He said the offense is continuing to work on ball security and that the team is building one brick higher each day. His interview as well as Hazell and Gaston's can be found below.
Hazell came to practice after stopping by Ross-Ade Stadium where the incoming Purdue freshmen gathered for a Boiler Gold Rush event, the Boiler Up Rally. More than 5,000 freshmen were in attendance to listen to Hazell, the Purdue band, and other coaches and student-athletes. Hazell's address to the students is also at the bottom of the page.
The Boilermakers return to practice on Tuesday with their third two-a-day of camp in what Hazell said will be the toughest day for the team. The first practice is at 9:30 a.m. ET and the second is at 3:30, both at the Bimel Practice Complex, weather permitting. Both practices are open to the public, though video and photography are not permitted.