<strong>LOGAN, Utah –</strong> Utah State head football coach Matt Wells is inviting all Aggie fans to Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 10 for the team’s first scrimmage of fall camp. The scrimmage, which will consist of at least 100 snaps, will begin at 10 a.m., and is expected to conclude at 11:30 a.m.
“I would like to encourage all Aggies to come watch our first scrimmage of fall camp Saturday morning,” said Wells. “Our players have put in a lot of time and effort during this first week of practice, and during the summer for that matter, and we expect them to compete at a high-level Saturday morning. Getting the opportunity to perform in front of our loyal fans is definitely something they are looking forward to.”
Fans are encouraged to enter Romney Stadium via the south gates of the stadium.
“This will be a major scrimmage for everybody and then we will start to taper it down during training camp and let the two’s and three’s get the bulk of the scrimmage reps from here on out after Saturday. The biggest thing I’m looking for will be to have good work against each other. I will be looking for sharpness and execution on both sides with lots of communication. We will also continue to evaluate a lot of the possession groups, mainly for depth,” Wells added.
Utah State, which is entering its second week of fall camp, will hold its second two-a-day on Monday, Aug. 12 practicing from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. and again from 4:55 to 6:25 p.m., both on the practice fields. USU will also have two-a-days on Wednesday and Friday next week, to go along with single practices Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon.
All practices during fall camp, which concludes on Saturday, Aug. 24, are open to the public.
Utah State, who is entering its first season in the Mountain West after spending the past eight years in the WAC, will open the 2013 season on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Utah and play its first Mountain West game the following weekend at Air Force on Saturday, Sept. 7. USU’s first home game of the 2013 campaign will be on Saturday, Sept. 14 against Weber State, while its first home Mountain West game will be on Saturday, Oct. 12 against Boise State.
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<strong>Utah State Football Practice Dates, Times and Location</strong>
Sat., Aug. 10 — 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Romney Stadium) — Scrimmage #1
Mon., Aug. 12 — 9:15 – 11:15 a.m./4:55 – 6:25 p.m. (Practice Field)
Tues., Aug. 13 — 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. (Practice Field)
Wed., Aug. 14 — 9:15 – 11:15 a.m./4:55 – 6:25 p.m. (Practice Field/Stadium) — Scrimmage #2
Thur., Aug. 15 — 2:40 – 4:40 p.m. (Practice Field)
Fri., Aug. 16 — 9:15 – 11:15 a.m./4:55 – 6:25 p.m. (Practice Field)
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Sat., Aug. 17 — 6:00 p.m. (Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium) — Scrimmage #3
Mon., Aug. 19 — 9:15 – 11:15 a.m./3:55 – 5:25 p.m. (Practice Field)
Tues., Aug. 20 — 2:40 – 4:40 p.m. (Practice Field)
Wed., Aug. 21 — 2:40 – 4:40 p.m. (Practice Field)
Thur., Aug. 22 — 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. / 3:55 – 5:25 pm (Practice Field)
Fri., Aug. 23 — 2:40 – 4:40 p.m. (Practice Field)
Sat., Aug. 24 — 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Romney Stadium)
<strong>End of Camp</strong>
NOTE: All dates, times and locations subject to change.