Aug. 9, 2010
STANFORD, Calif.-- Stanford opened its 2010 training camp on Monday with a spirited split practice session on the newly installed synthetic turf on Elliott Field.
Stanford's 35-member freshman class took the field at approximately 7:30 a.m. and worked out for two hours before giving away to the veterans at 9:45 a.m.
"The split session is set up to give the younger guys more reps," said head coach Jim Harbaugh. "It's the first time we've tried it this way. It makes the days a little longer but we felt this was the most efficient way to progress our freshmen class."
The veterans worked out for two and a half hours, going through an assortment of non-contact drills before wrapping things up with a 10-minute conditioning session.
"All of the work we have put in since the end of last season was focused on today," said Harbaugh. "Our focus right now is to improve each and every day leading up to Sept. 4.
"The energy and enthusiasm was terrific today. Everyone was chomping at the bit to get started."
Stanford opens the 2010 season on Sept. 4 against the Sacramento State Hornets, with kickoff scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Stanford Stadium. Other home dates include appearances by Wake Forest (Sept. 18), USC (Oct. 9), Washington State (Oct. 23), Arizona (Nov. 6) and Oregon State (Nov. 7).
Season and individual game tickets remain available at the Athletics Ticket Office at Stanford Stadium, on-line at GoStanford.com or by calling 1-800-STANFORD.