CSU football camp blog: practice 12

Aug. 14, 2012

By Nick Frank
Athletic Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – With only 18 days until the Rams face off against the University of Colorado in the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown, each practice is an opportunity to get better—and a reminder that game day is looming.

At practice on Thursday, both sides of the ball worked on areas of emphasis according to Head Coach Jim McElwain. The defense participated in drills focused on forcing turnovers while the offense’s efforts centered on getting various personnel groupings on and off the field efficiently.

Unfortunately, one player who won’t be able to display what he has learned this fall camp is Davon Riddick. McElwain announced after practice that the running back will undergo surgery on his wrist, forcing the freshman to miss substantial time.

“He really was having a great camp,” said McElwain. “I feel real bad about that.”

The first-year coach was pleased with his team’s effort on Tuesday, saying the players are learning to finish hard as opposed to simply ‘enduring’ the practice.

Fall Camp Notebook

Rocky Mountain Showdown: Student tickets are still on sale for $30. They will remain at a discounted price until August 24th so students are encouraged to take advantage and buy early. They can do so by clicking here.

Ram Club event: The Colorado State University Athletic Department welcomes Ram Club members to Hughes Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 15 for an exclusive look at the 2012 football team. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and it is expected to last until 9:30 p.m. Athletic Director Jack Graham will speak to the Ram Club Members in attendance prior to the start of practice. More information about the event can be found here.

Up next: Wednesday will bring another two-a-day schedule for the Rams. The morning practice will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the night session will start at 7:30 p.m.