The 2009 football season will begin as Tennessee State football players report to campus on Saturday, August 8, and will begin one-a-day practices on Monday evening August 10. Two-a-day drills will begin on Saturday, August 15.
The Tigers are scheduled to participate in one-a-day practices during the first week, culminating in Fan/Media Photo day on Friday, August 14. The first full scrimmage is set for Saturday morning, August 15.
* Fans /Media are welcome to attend Photo Day at Hale Stadium with cameras – Contact TSU Athletic Media Relations Personnel for assistance arranging shots of players/coaches
Head coach James Webster, begins his fifth campaign at the helm of the Tigers’ program, and looks to prepare his players to improve on last year’s 8-4 record, the best in seven years.
Webster says he and his staff face the task of re-tooling an offense that lost seven starters. TSU, however, will welcome back nine defensive starters from the top defensive unit in the Ohio Valley Conference in 2008.
Preseason practice will end on Sunday August 30 after which, the Tigers will prepare for their season opener against Alabama A&M in the John Merritt Classic on September 5.