March 29, 2009
Aggies hit Kyle Field in full pads Sunday
Texas A&M had its third practice of the spring Sunday afternoon at Kyle Field, but trumping the day was the visits of several junior prospects in the class of 2010 that graced Kyle Field during A&M's practice. It turned out to be a beautiful day without a cloud in a sky, a little breeze and temperatures in the 70s.
A&M head coach Mike Sherman even missed a large portion of the Aggies' practice as he was inside the Bright Complex visiting with recruits. Practice ended with a video presentation on the Jumbotron at Kyle Field showcasing the history and tradition of A&M football.
"It was a beautiful day to be out here on Kyle Field. We had recruits here on campus, which took a little bit of my time at the beginning of practice," Sherman said. "It was a neat day and I think if anybody watched us today they'd say, 'Hey, those guys are enjoying what they're doing and they're passionate.' So I was pleased with today."
On the field, however, it was the first day in pads for the Aggies and the hitting certainly was ratcheted up a notch from the previous two practice days where the Aggies were in helmets and shorts.
"I thought it was pretty good. I thought we were ahead of where we were last year at this time as far as chemistry and the competitiveness. I think the guys like the fact that we keep score about who wins and who doesn't win and so forth. I think overall it went pretty well for the first day in pads," Sherman said. "Now there are some things we have to do better. We turned the ball over on an interception we shouldn't have thrown, we dropped the ball, missed a tackle, but those are all parts of spring practice. We'll get those things greased up and get them fixed."
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