August 17, 2007

Blue-Gold Preview offers look at future

Thursday night's annual Blue-Gold BBQ and Football Preview drew nearly 300 Kent State fans eager to see the 2007 version of the Golden Flashes. The lone open scrimmage of fall camp featured the first team in controlled red zone and two-minute offense drills. Following the 70-play workout the two's and three's went head-to-head in the only live action of the night.

"It was nice for the players because this is the time that monotony sets in on them for two-a-days so it was nice to have some people out here watching them," said Kent State head coach Doug Martin, who enters his fourth season at Kent State with a 12-22 record.

Martin knows that a live scrimmage would have been more entertaining to the fans that purchased a 10-dollar ticket that included a picnic dinner and a meet-and-greet with the players, who also signed autographs before the scrimmage.

"I think everybody understands that we are two weeks from the first game and we're about as healthy as a football team can be coming out of, we've had three full scrimmages during this camp and we've had no major injuries," Martin said. "Our main deal was to get out of hear tonight with the guys that are going to be going to Iowa State and we accomplished that."

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