CSU football camp blog: Practice 7

Aug. 9, 2012

By Nick Frank
Athletic Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – With all six home games for the Rams starting at 5 p.m. this season, the team will inevitably be playing into the night.

To adequately prepare his squad for playing underneath the lights, Head Coach Jim McElwain held the second of Thursday’s two practices at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium. The practice started at 7:30 p.m. and lasted approximately two hours.

The change of scenery seemed to ignite energy amongst the players as they put together another solid practice, while approaching the one-week mark of fall camp.

McElwain continued to applaud the effort of his team and stressed the importance of getting better every day.

The Rams will have a closed practice field at 2:30 p.m. and will hold the first closed scrimmage of fall ball Saturday at Hughes Stadium.

Fall Camp Notebook

Living legend: Since taking over the program, McElwain has stressed the importance of honoring and learning from former Colorado State legends.

In between practices on Thursday, Sonny Lubick, the coach who some argue put CSU on the national map, came and spoke to the team. The success that Lubick experienced as head coach is a testament to current players what the program is capable of.

Earlier this fall camp, McElwain had Greg Myers, a former two-time All-American, speak to the team about the student-athlete life.

New face: In attendance at Thursday night’s practice was Lanston Tanyi, a transfer from Appalachian State.

Earlier Thursday, the Rams announced the signing of two other student-athletes and the first batch of walk-on hopefuls. In the past walk-ons have had much success at CSU, a tradition that this year’s group hopes to continue.