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Countdown to Kickoff: Good2Great - 2007 Season Outlook
The Flames officially kicked off their 2007 training camp today when 90-plus players returned to Liberty Mountain for training camp check-in day.
Physicals for newcomers were scheduled for early this afternoon, while a full slate of meetings are on the docket for later in the day. The later sessions will include introductions and information from each of the auxiliary groups who services the program, including academic affairs, compliance, athletic media relations, equipment, sports medicine and strength and conditioning.
The meeting will conclude with Coach Danny Rocco's first official meeting with his full 2007 squad, where he will give the team its first charge of the year less than 24 hours before the team dons practice jerseys for the first time the following morning.
The first day of training camp gets off to an early start on Friday with veteran conditioning tests at 7 a.m., while the rookies will be fitted and issued their equipment.
Following offensive, defensive and special teams meetings from 9 – 11:30 a.m., the team will take to the field at Williams Stadium at 2:15 p.m. for its first of 29 practice sessions in August. The practice session will be the first of two practices without pads, followed by two days of practice in shells. The team will began practice with full pads on Tuesday.
For an in-depth look into the upcoming season, including position-by-position breakdowns, be sure to check out the 2007 football season outlook as the Flames prepare to move from "Good2Great."
The players continued the check-in process throughout the day.
The team gathers in the meeting room for the first time.
Coach Rocco had each of the newcomers introduce themselves to the team, beginning with freshman KaJuan Lee from Newport News, Va.
Coach Rocco closed the first day of training camp by giving the players their first charge of the year.