JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State football took to the practice field Thursday afternoon for its first practice of fall camp in advance of the Tigers season opener on September 2 against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. The session was the first of JSU’s NCAA mandated five day acclimatization. The Tigers practiced in jerseys and shorts.
Despite a heat index of 105 degrees the Tigers held an energetic and upbeat practice session. The practice session last approximately an hour and 30 minutes. Head Coach Tony Hughes seemed pleased with his team’s effort and attitude despite the soaring temperature.
“I thought we had a tremendous day,” said Hughes. “The kids came out with a lot of energy and excitement. They executed really well and played hard.”
Hughes wasn’t too worried about the heat. “We’re Tigers we have to play in it,” he said.
JSU returns to the practice field Friday afternoon.