Spring Football Practice Report – March 29

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Practice #1 (March 20) | Practice #2 (March 22) | Practice #3 (March 24)
Practice #4 (March 27)

AKRON, Ohio
– The University of Akron football team took to the practice field inside Stile Athletics Field House for nearly three hours on Thursday morning for its fifth workout of the spring. After its first full pads session two days ago, the squad drilled in half pads today.

Installation of the offensive and defensive playbook continued as the first third of training camp is now complete.

Click the video player below to hear first-year head coach Terry Bowden's take on the day.

Today was the fifth of 15 practices leading up to the annual Spring Game presented by Penn Station on East Exchange Street near campus on Saturday, April 21 at 3 p.m. ET at InfoCision Stadium. The squad will take to the field on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays leading up to that event.

Akron opens the 2012 regular season on Thursday, Aug. 30 at home versus UCF.

Zips Notebook:
The UA football program will play host to a "Junior Day" on Saturday, with approximately 40 prospective student-athletes and their families expected to be on campus ... the Zips will hold their first full pads scrimmage on Saturday morning as well ... the Mid-American Conference announced the 2012 schedule this afternoon.