COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Texas A&M Head Coach Dennis Franchione put the Aggie football team through a two-hour practice on Kyle Field Monday.
“We scrimmaged about 45-to-50 snaps and it was about what you would expect for the first live scrimmage,” Coach Fran said. “Both sides showed flashes, but lacked the consistency. We know we have a lot of work to do to get ready for the first game. We have some good tape to watch and to learn from our mistakes.”
“I was pleased with the tackling,” Coach Fran added. “I didn’t see a lot of missed tackles and we created some turnovers.”
Coach Fran announced sophomore David Tufuga, a 6-1, 295-pound defensive lineman from West Jordan, Utah, was cleared and attended his first practice. Tufuga was in shorts and helmets and will go through the usual acclimatization period with two days in shorts and helmets, two days in helmets and shoulder pads and then he will be cleared for full pads.
Coach Fran said the squad worked on special teams and mentioned Matt Szymanski connecting on a 52-yard field goal.
The Aggies will practice twice on Tuesday. All practices are closed to the general public.