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Training Camp '16 Daily Report August 11

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Practice #7

Full pads

7:30-9:35 a.m.  Grass Practice Field

Days to Kickoff: 20

Current Owls Birthdays: 

Former Owls Birthdays:  Three-year letterman and grandfather of current Owl Jackson Tyner, Tom Tyner (1965-67) and defensive end Greg Cannady (1976)

Special Guests: Campers from Primrose School of West Cinco Ranch. Also a shout out to KPRC-TV and KTRK-TV who send out crews to the afternoon practice on Wednesday.  

 In Brief:  Busy morning at Rice Stadium as in addition to the seventh practice of training camp in football, the R Room hosted a press conference to officially announce the trip to Cuba by the Rice baseball team in November.

 Stat of the Day:  The Morning Stretch, America's most popular live coverage of college football pre-practice stretching shattered its previous record with 412 live viewers this morning.    

 Quote of the Day:

Wide Receiver Darrion Pollard: "Because of the various injuries I've had, this is actually one of the first times I've been able to come out and participate with my teammates in a Fall Camp.  There is no better feeling than to be able to be out here and compete with these guys. The adrenaline is always pumping, especially being a senior. It's a great opportunity. There are a few guys who like to say things like 'it's about time you actually got back on the field' but it's all love out here.  It's all friendly and I love it. The biggest thing I see this year is the team camaraderie. I don't think I've seen this kind of chemistry since I have been at Rice. Not just between position groups, but between the entire team. Everyone is just brothers out here. We're all out here playing the same game and we are doing it together.  The energy level is always high, there is just nothing better. (Someone watching practice) might hear a lot of talking back and forth, but we know what buttons to push and which ones not to push. At the end of practice, we're shaking hands. Whatever goes on between the lines, we come of the field together, because that's what brothers do."

 Up Next:  Karaoke Week moves into its fourth night while the team preps for a final morning practice on Friday before the first scrimmage of camp on Saturday.  The scrimmage kicks off a flurry of weekend activity which includes the second annual Fan Fest at Rice Stadium on Saturday and then the arrival of the incoming freshman class of students on Sunday when the team will assist with the newcomers move-in.    

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