Trojans close out fall camp with final scrimmage

Published 3:00 am Friday, August 18, 2017

The Troy Trojans will close out fall camp with their second scrimmage on Friday night as part of Student Appreciation Night at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The Trojans had record attendance last fall and head coach Neal Brown believes the students played a big part in the atmosphere and the electricity in the stands.

“Our students have changed the entire atmosphere of this stadium,” Brown said. “We set the attendance record and I think the big reason behind that was the students. That made this a fun atmosphere to watch a game, a fun atmosphere to tailgate in.”

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The Trojans held their annual T-Day scrimmage during the spring and over 500 students showed up to cheer on the Trojans and Brown hopes they can get a similar crowd this evening.

The Trojans participated in their first scrimmage last Saturday in what coach Brown dubbed moving day. This evening’s scrimmage is all about transitioning into preparations for Boise State.

“I just think we need to continue to grow and develop,” Brown said. “We will continue to put them into situations.”

The scrimmage will also be used to get the backups more playing time

“Defensively, our second group of safeties can’t play enough football right now,” Brown said. “Our linebackers that are competing to be in that two-deep need to play live football. They need to go tackle, they need to play.

“On offense, our five offensive lineman need to play cohesive as a group. The more snaps they get, the better.”

The scrimmage will begin at 5:05 inside Veterans Memorial Stadium. Fans will be able to meet and greet the Trojans Saturday during Fan Day inside Trojan Arena beginning at 1 p.m.