By Grant Larson
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Rams wrapped up their second week of Fall Camp on Saturday with an afternoon practice just under two hours in length. It was another scorcher, with temperatures in the low 90s, but Head Coach Jim McElwain continues to be impressed with the team's conditioning and focus.
"I'm actually really excited that we're getting a little heat," McElwain said. "We've actually only had a few of those, but you sure like to get the guys used to playing in some of that hot, hot weather."
Coaches were able to get a good look at the much-improved secondary in one-on-one drills with the receivers, and both sides of the ball showed they've made great improvements throughout this camp, especially the young group of receivers.
"We have a bit of a luxury with those guys," McElwain said of his corps of receivers who redshirted last year. "They've had a chance to go through a few Fall & Spring Camps, and while they haven't yet gotten that chance to learn under fire, I tell them `you're not a rookie anymore' and I know that they can come in and make a difference for us now."
The Rams will start their third week of Fall Camp on Monday with a morning walk-through, followed that evening by a closed scrimmage at Hughes Stadium. The team will not practice on Sunday, but will meet and lift weights.
Fall Camp Notebook
Scrimmage No. 2: McElwain spoke on what his goal for Monday's scrimmage will be, and focused on finding more answers about which players will likely provide depth at a number of positions.
"We really want to give some time to those guys on the edge to see who's really pushing to be on the travel team," McElwain said. "Obviously it's important that guys like Garrett (Grayson) play, but at the same time, we need to start finding out which direction we're headed in terms of our travel squad."
Check CSURams.com for a recap of the scrimmage and statistics.
Schedule Update: Kickoff for Colorado State's Nov. 22 game vs. New Mexico at Hughes Stadium has officially been set for 11:30 a.m. The Mountain West and ROOT Sports on Friday confirmed the kickoff time, which had been tentatively listed as either 11:30 or noon, pending the release of the NBA schedule and related broadcast times.
Single Game and Season Tickets on Sale:
Colorado State season tickets are on sale now. A full season package starts as low as $130 and includes a ticket to the Rocky Mountain Showdown on Aug. 29, and all six home games at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium. Individual tickets and mini-plan packages that include the Rocky Mountain Showdown and two other games are also on sale. All tickets can be purchased by calling 800-491-7267 or online here.
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