HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss opened its 2010 summer practice with a late-afternoon workout.
The Golden Eagles, in helmets and shorts, worked for two hours, 15 minutes in what started out as a hot afternoon but cooled later as storm clouds moved into the area.
Overall, third-year coach Larry Fedora was pleased with the team’s first team workout since spring drills.
“It was really good to get back out on the field,” Fedora said. “There was a lot of energy out there today and you could tell that these guys were ready to get back out there as well.”
The start of practice also saw the return of some players who missed playing time with injuries last season.
Quarterback Austin Davis missed the final eight games with a foot injury, while receiver DeAndre Brown is another year removed from a broken leg he sustained during his freshman season that slowed him last year.
Both returned to practice on Tuesday and Fedora said all did well.
“It was good to have everyone back and healthy,” Fedora said.
The season begins Thursday, Sept. 2 at South Carolina.
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