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WFU Demon Deacons report for practice

Posted Wednesday, August 3, 2005

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Grobe begins fifth season

Winston-Salem, NC - Wake Forest head football coach Jim Grobe welcomed his fifth Wake Forest football team to campus on Wednesday. The Demon Deacons begin preseason with a two-hour practice session on Thursday beginning at 8:15 p.m. on the campus practice fields next to the Pruitt Football Wing. All Wake Forest preseason practices are open to the public and the media.

All 101 Deacon players expected to be in camp either were already on campus for summer school or reported Wednesday. When practice begins Thursday, the Deacons will have 21 true freshmen on the field. The coaching staff will take off the training wheels for 17 redshirt
freshmen, nine of whom appear on the preseason two-deep depth chart.

Thursday’s session will be the first of five non-contact practices. The Deacons will conduct its first few practices under the lights on campus including Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and next Wednesday. The first practice in full pads will be Tuesday, August 9. Two-a-days begin on August 11.

The team will hold the annual Fan Fest at Groves Stadium on Friday, August 12 at 7:15 p.m.

The complete preseason practice schedule is as follows:

Tentative and subject to change

Thursday, August 4: 8:15-10:15
Friday, August 5: 7:45-10:15
Saturday, August 6: 7:45-10:15
Sunday, August 7: Off
Monday, August 8: 7:45-10:15
Tuesday, August 9: 7:45-10:15
Wednesday, August 10: 7:45-10:15
Thursday, August 11: 9:30-11:30 4:00-6:00
Friday, August 12: 3:00-5:45
Saturday, August 13: **9:00-11:45
Sunday, August 14: Off
Monday, August 15: 9:30-11:45 4:00-6:15
Tuesday, August 16: 3:15-5:45
Wednesday, August 17: 9:30-11:45 4:00-6:15
Thursday, August 18: **9:00-11:45
Friday, August 19: 9:30-11:45 4:00-6:15
Saturday, August 20: 9:30-12:00
Sunday, August 21: Off
Monday, August 22: 9:30-11:45 4:00-6:15
Tuesday, August 23: 9:30-12:00
Wednesday, August 24: **7:30

** Groves Stadium
All other practices on campus

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WFU Demon Deacons report for practice
WFU's Grobe begins fifth season.
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