COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Texas A&M football team held their first workout of August camp tonight as they work toward their August 28 season opener against South Carolina in Columbia.
After several meetings Thursday and earlier today the team stepped on the grass at Coolidge Practice Fields for the first time since Spring Drills.
The Aggies worked out for just under two hours in shorts and jerseys on an unseasonably cool night in College Station.
Of course plenty of attention was given to the quarterback battle between Kenny Hill and Kyle Allen and the arrival of big time defensive end recruit Myles Garrett.
The NCAA made a rule change allowing coaches access to their players during the Summer and Coach Sumlin said you could certainly tell it by the way the team practiced today. A noticeable difference from a year ago.
"Because of the meeting times this summer I think we were able to go, I think we had 30 plays of 7 on 7 and 50 plays of team today. That's quite a bit for a first practice. To not have a lot of misalignment's offensively or defensively in the execution of plays, I think that says a lot about the new rule in the summer. I think that says a lot about how guys have come back."
Selected Members of the Texas A&M football team met with the media on Friday leading up to the start of preseason camp. Coordinator Jake Spavital, running back Trey Williams, wide receiver Malcome Kennedy, and left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi represented the offense. Coordinator Mark Snyder, defensive lineman Julien Obioha, linebacker Jordan Mastrogiovanni and defensive back Deshazor Everett represented the defense.