Training Camp '16 Daily Report August 17

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Practices #13

Shoulder pads & Shorts

8:15-10:30 a.m. 

Days to Kickoff: 15

Current Owls Birthdays: Aston and Austin Walter (20)

Former Owls Birthdays: Bruce Gadd, three-year letterman quarterback (1970-72) and Jason Hebert, four-year letterman (1999-02) and a three-time All WAC defensive back who still ranks seventh at Rice in career tackles (300) and interceptions (10).   

 In Brief: Weather delayed the start of Wednesday's practice by approximately 45 minutes as the new sod both inside the stadium and outside the Patterson Center continues to get a good soaking.   

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 Quote of the Day:

Offensive Tackle Sam Pierce: "The biggest difference for me in this camp has been mentally.  I try to come prepared for each practice and I'm thinking about it 24 hours a day.  Last year in camp it was great being behind Caleb (Williams) who was an awesome player and kind of a mentor to me and Calvin (Anderson). Going into game weeks as a two (second team) last year was kind of a funny feeling because you know that you are one play away from going in. It was a big difference mentally when I was going to start those games at the end when Caleb was banged up.  I feel more confident knowing that I am the starter, knowing that I am the guy, knowing that you are going to go in ready to do what you have to do and what you are here to do. Stepping into a starting role, you definitely feel a little more pressure, but it's a good type of pressure. It forces you to focus in on things more. It's really a role reversal for me. I'm stepping into the role that Caleb had last year and Matt (Terrill) is in the spot I was in.  He is having an awesome camp and I am just trying to remind him that you never know what is going to happen.  He's been having a great camp getting ready to be the guy if that time comes."  

 Up Next:  The second scrimmage of camp is set for Thursday morning. 

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