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Southern Utah opens practice with high hopes
“We’re all excited to get going,” said Ed Lamb, the 2010 Great West Coach of the Year and Eddie Robinson Award finalist. ” … I think our talent level is as good as it has been. We have a chance to be a pretty good team.”
Southern Utah, coming off its first conference football championship since 1993, opens fall camp Tuesday.
The Thunderbirds will work out daily at 4:30 p.m. before their first session in pads Saturday. Two-a-days start Monday, with the first scrimmage scheduled for Aug. 13.
Southern Utah opens the season Sept. 3 at South Dakota State. The home opener is Sept. 10 against Sacramento State.
Other games highlighting the schedule include a visit to UNLV on Sept. 24 and a trip to Weber State on Oct. 22.
The Thunderbirds are preparing for their final season in the Great West Conference prior to next year’s move into the Big Sky.
Southern Utah went 6-5 last year, including 4-0 in the Great West and 5-1 in its last six games.
The only late-season loss came in the finale at Eastern Washington, where SUU fell 31-24 in the final minute to a team that eventually won the Football Championship Subdivision national championship.
The Thunderbirds’ offense is led by junior quarterback Brad Sorensen, who threw for 21 touchdowns and a school-record 3,231 yards last season.
The Salt Lake Tribune