Early Birds

July 24, 2017

by Chuck Pool (cpool@rice.edu) -

Media days may still be in session for several conferences and most NFL teams have yet to take the field for their first practices, but the Rice Owls found themselves on the turf at Rice Stadium before dawn on Monday to open the first stage of their 2017 Training Camp.

The Owls worked for nearly two hours on Monday, before breaking in order for players to attend summer school classes which will run through Friday.

Former Houston Texans and Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak who will not be in a training camp this year for the first time in decades, joined the Owls coaches on Monday in watching practice and later sat in on their video review of the first day.

The Owls will be back on the field at 6 a.m. each day this week before taking a short break over the weekend. They will return to the practice field on August 3, setting the stage for preparations for the opener against Stanford in the second annual Sydney Cup on August 26 in Sydney, Australia.





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