As the 2015 season approaches, Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill has announced his spring practice and summer camp dates.
The Blue Raiders are currently in week two of mat drills. The 5 AM workouts, which comprise of agility and mental toughness drills, got underway Feb. 16. The team holds the workouts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for three weeks beginning at 5:25 AM with the last one scheduled for March 6.
After a two-week break, Middle Tennessee will put the pads back on as spring practice will begin on March 20. The 15 practices will conclude with the annual Blue-White Spring Game on April 18 at 1 PM inside Floyd Stadium.
Following are the spring practice dates: March 20, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31, April 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, and 18. Scrimmages will be held on April 4, 11, and of course 18. Also, don’t forget the annual Lettermen’s Golf Tournament that will take place on April 17 at Indian Hills.
Stockstill welcomes back 45 letterman, 16 starters, and six new mid-term signees. The Blue Raiders return eight starters on an offense that ranked 30th nationally in rushing and 32nd in third down percentage.
Defensively, Middle Tennessee has eight starters back including senior stars T.T. Barber and Kevin Byard. Barber, despite battling injuries, led the team in tackles with 72 stops, while Byard added 66 and a team-leading six interceptions.
Stockstill also released his summer camp schedule for 2015 and attending is easy by signing up online at CoachStockstillCamps.com. Following are this year’s dates:
Elite Camps: May 31st, June 6th & 7th
Youth Camp: June 1st – 4th
Friday Night Lights Skills Camp: June 5th
Big Man & Kicking Camp: June 12th
QB/WR: June 13th
Friday Night Showcase: July 17th
7-on-7 Passing Camp: July 18th
OL / DL Camp: July 18th