Football | Sat, Aug, 08
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: Johnson Post Practice InterviewREAD
: Falcons Ready To Work (Toledo Blade)READ
: Falcons Open Fall Camp (Sentinel Tribune)
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio—The Bowling Green State University football team was finally on the practice field Saturday morning, partaking in the first practice of #BGCamp15. Practicing inside the recently renovated practice fields outside of Doyt L. Perry Stadium, the Falcons showed a lot of energy and excitement to be back on the field. With just 28 days until kickoff against Tennessee, Saturday's practice signified that football is finally back for another year at BGSU.
Decked out in new Nike apparel across the board, the Falcons started the morning session off with individual drills and plenty of skill instruction. Under new defensive coordinator Brian Ward
, the Falcons defensive unit will surely see a lot of reps during fall camp. With just three starters back on the defensive side of the ball, Ward will be able to use camp to put players in different positions, experimenting with his defensive units to find the best lineups prior to Sept. 5.
On the offensive side of the ball, #FalconFast appeared to run like clockwork. Entering the second season in Dino Babers
' offensive system, the Falcons have used what they learned from last season to improve and continue to get even faster throughout the spring and summer. As Babers told the team at the end of practice, "you'll never be as slow again as you were today." With plenty of weapons returning at the skill positions, all five starting offensive linemen returning from last season, and a healthy Matt Johnson
at quarterback, the Bowling Green offense will be fun to watch in 2015.
The special teams' units were also hard at work during the first day of practice Saturday. The Falcons return all primary members of the special teams from 2014, including placekicker Tyler Tate
, punter Joseph Davidson
, kickoff specialist Anthony Farinella
and long-snapper Greg Hohenstein
Following practice, members of the media were on hand to discuss how the first day went with both Babers and Johnson. Video of the post-practice media session can be found above. Additionally, photos from the first practice of #BGCamp15 can be located at the link above. Finally, following media day on Friday, several articles can be accessed at the top of the page. Be sure to keep up with the Falcons over the next few weeks of fall camp by following @BG_Football on Twitter and make your voice heard by using the hashtag #BGCamp15.