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Aug. 7, 2013

Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Tulsa football team practiced in shorts, shoulder pads and helmets for the second straight day on Tuesday as the Golden Hurricane worked out for the fourth time since beginning fall camp.

"I thought the aggression really picked up today. We were much more aggressive on defense. I think they were taking it to the offensive guys from a physical standpoint," said Tulsa Head Coach Bill Blankenship. "The thing that's a little frustrating - and that's indicative of our youth - they're not always doing the right thing. There are still some serious mistakes made. But, boy, they're playing with great intensity, which right now is covering up some of the flaws."

"Offensively, we were better early. Our receiving corps got a little dwindled. I think we got a little hot and tired. We have to push through a lot more on offense."

Blankenship addressed the battle at the center position for the Hurricane.

"(Dylan) Foxworth has redeemed himself really well as a red-shirt freshman. Billy Lafortune has played very well. Gabe's (Moyer) experiment continues to show that we can get there. Right now, he hasn't been as consistent with his snaps, so that's part of the hold off on him. It's a very competitive race, and that's a good thing. It's not because none of them are doing well, they're all competing very well. But I think right now, after two days in pads, I'd say Dylan has a slight edge. He just moves really well.

Moyer is taking snaps at center after being a part-time starter and important player at guard for the Hurricane last year. Lafortune saw minimal playing time a year ago at center, while Foxworth sat out the season as a true freshman.

Tulsa will be back on the practice Wednesday morning.