March 26, 2011

Insider Report: On with the pads

Photos: Day Two of practice

On Thursday, head coach Jimbo Fisher said he was "disappointed" with the team's performance in practice and even told reporters that they were "soft".

The players donned the full pads for the first time this spring on Saturday and the second-year head coach was singing a very different tune following practice.

"I was very pleased," Fisher said of Saturday's practice. "We had toughness and we had effort today, which I questioned the other day. I liked the way we practiced today, I really did. That was one of the first real practices we had on both sides of the ball."

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