Rain Forces Tuesday's Football Practice Indoors

Oct. 23, 2007

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Rainy conditions kept the UAB football team off the practice fields Tuesday, moving it inside Wallace Gymnasium where the Blazers began installing gameplans for their upcoming game at East Carolina on Saturday.

Tuesday is usually the team's most physical practice in full pads, but due to moving indoors, the team went through a much less physical workout in preparing for the Pirates.

UAB head coach Neil Callaway told the media following practice that it might not have necessarily been a bad thing for the team to have to shake up its Tuesday routine.

"It probably wasn't all bad to be honest with you with us being such a beat-up football team," Callaway said. "We got some good mental reps out of today's practice, which was a good way to get ready for East Carolina and get looks at what they do. Hopefully we'll be able to go outside tomorrow."

With adjustments made in the team's practice plans on Tuesday, Callaway said he expects the rest of the week to be business as usual.

"It will be a normal Wednesday for us," Callaway said. "We're at a point where it's probably not all bad (to miss the physical day) with us being as beat up as we are."

UAB beat East Carolina, 17-12, at Legion Field last season.

ABC 33/40 will carry Mid-Atlantic Sports Network's (MASN) broadcast of the game live at 2:30 p.m. CT.

Radio coverage of the game can be heard on the Blazers' ISP Sports Network flagship station WUHT 107.7 FM. The broadcast can also be heard on affiliates WIQR 1410 AM in Montgomery, WTRB 98.3 FM in Talladega and WACT 1420 AM in Tuscaloosa.