UCF Football Fall Camp Report: Day 11

Aug. 12, 2007

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF football team had an abbreviated practice on Sunday after two consecutive days outside in full pads. The Knights practiced in the Nicholson Fieldhouse for just over an hour and a half as they concluded their 11th practice of fall camp.

The team spent a majority of its practice time working on the run game and continued installation of offensive and defensive sets. New secondary coach Earnest Collins has his unit flying around the ball this fall and it showed again on Sunday.

Collins has been pleased with the maturation he has seen from his unit after going through spring ball with them for the first time and knowing the players worked hard on their own during the summer months.

"This time of the year in fall camp is for getting all the reps you can get in," Collins said. "We have to play in the heat, so we have to get used to being out there. But it is always good, if they do well, Coach O'Leary will bring them inside and just let them learn.

"Let them learn with not a lot of contact and it is great for the players because they can run around and keep getting in good game shape. They came off the field after a scrimmage yesterday and were flying around today, doing some great things. It is good to see that because it is a sign of maturity from the kids."

The Knights avoided a little extra conditioning on Sunday when senior placekicker Michael Torres connected on a 47-yard field goal that subsequently ended the practice session.

The team will return to the practice fields on Monday morning for a 9:10 a.m. workout.

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