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Football Opens 2013 Preseason Camp

Aug 6, 2013

The veterans hopped off the gold trams under a rainy and gray Tuesday morning sky, and amid a sea of maroon (offense) and white (defense) practice jerseys, the Arizona State University football team opened its 2013 preseason camp.

The team started outside on the Kajikawa Practice Fields before moving inside the Dickey Dome for the remainder of the two-hour practice.

The team is split for the first two days of camp, with the veterans practicing in the morning and the newcomers getting their work done in the afternoon. The entire group will practice together for the first time on Thursday in shells.

“Our focus today was on PT-42: Having a great passion, being competitive, being mentally and physically tough, coachability – that means getting better on every single rep - and being disciplined and fundamentally sound,” head coach Todd Graham said after the morning practice. “I was pleased with how the guys did today.”

The Sun Devils, who begin the season Sept. 5 at home against Sacramento State, will practice in Tempe for the next six days before heading up to north to Camp Tontozona, where they will spend Aug. 12-17 in the shadow of the Mogollon Rim near Payson, Ariz. 

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 Sights and sounds from ASU's first practice, courtesy of azcentral sports