CSU football camp blog: Practice 21

Aug. 22, 2012

By Nick Frank
Athletic Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – As fall camp nears its completion, the CSU football team has begun to fine tune and make necessary adjustments before heading into preparation for the University of Colorado.

The squad focused on specific personnel groupings for certain situations that would parallel a game-like situation on Wednesday. According to Head Coach Jim McElwain, Thursday’s scrimmage will follow suit.

“We will work a lot of situational things tomorrow at full speed,” said McElwain.

As far as his reasoning for repping various personnel groupings in situations, McElwain believes it will help his team close out games.

“I think No. 1 it builds depth but No.2, keeping guys fresh is huge,” said McElwain. “When you get into the fourth quarter – one of the things we have talked about is this teams need to finish. Every valuable role that anyone plays, that can take a couple snaps of somebody, that will lead to being fresher in the fourth quarter.”

McElwain also mentioned that Thursday’s practice will be a dry run for coaches, as some will be positioned in the press box while others will be on the field.

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