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Tulsa's Spring Practice No. 1 in the Books

Senior defensive lineman Jeremy Davis and his Tulsa teammates hit the practice field this week for spring drills.
Senior defensive lineman Jeremy Davis and his Tulsa teammates hit the practice field this week for spring drills.
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March 26, 2003

Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Tulsa football team was on the practice field at 5:45 Wednesday morning for the first day of spring drills, as Steve Kragthorpe was pleased with his first practice as Tulsa's head coach.

"The effort was excellent. They were flying around on both sides of the ball," said Kragthorpe.

Tulsa has been able to take advantage of the rules that facilitate the coaching staffs ability to have meetings with players prior to spring drills. "We're further ahead on the first day of spring drills since the rules facilitate us meeting with players. There was good retention today. Now, it's just a matter of execution. We'll get to a point where the players are reacting, and everything becomes second nature to them," added Kragthorpe.

"The defense was active today. Usually the defense is ahead of the offense at this time of the year," added Kragthorpe. "But, the biggest thing today was the effort. The players we're excited to be out here. We started at 5:45, and most of the players were on the field by 5:20. If we can continue with this kind of effort, the execution will come."

The early morning workout also brought out two ex-Golden Hurricane players and former NFL offensive linemen, David Alexander and Jerry Ostroski.

Tulsa will be back on the practice field Thursday morning.