The Citadel worked on kickoff coverage drills during Thursday morning's practice at Maybank Triplets Practice Facility at Willson Field.

The Bulldogs, who worked out for 2 1/2 hours in sunny conditions in the low 80s, also worked on their four-minute drill.

"The offense is up by seven points with four minutes left and the goal is to make two or more first downs," Bulldogs coach Kevin Higgins said. "Typically we use a heavy run menu with an occasional play action pass. The defense works to force a punt on fourth down and get the ball back. The experience of our defense proved invaluable as they forced two punts."

The team will return to practice at 8 a.m. today. The Citadel will host Meet the Bulldogs on Saturday, following a scrimmage at 1:15 p.m.

The Bulldogs' season opener will be Sept. 4 against Chowan at Johnson Hagood Stadium. Tickets are available in The Citadel ticket office for the 1 p.m. matchup.


Lightning and heavy rains interrupted Furman's afternoon practice session in Greenville, but the Paladins managed to get in most of their scheduled work, according to Paladins head coach Bobby Lamb.

"We knew the storm was coming, so we cut out our special teams session and got right into the individual work, our team blitz drill, and our goal line session" said Lamb following the practice, which was delayed 45 minutes.

Earning mention on Thursday was sophomore defensive end Aaron Riley, a projected starter who batted away three passes during the 40-play thud session.

The Paladins resume practice at 8:45 a.m. today.