March 5, 2010
David Bailiff's Rice Owls will open their 2010 Spring Drills on Monday, March 8 with the first of 15 practices set to begin at 4:00 p.m. at Rice Stadium.
In addition to the first day of practice for the 2010 Owls, it will also mark the first practice for new offensive coordinator David Beaty and new run game coordinator John Reagan. Four other returning coaches will be guiding new position groups for the first time: Chuck Driesbach will handle the safeties, Craig Naivar, the defensive line, Darrell Patterson will coach the linebackers, while Rick LaFavers will take over the running backs.
For the first two weeks, the Owls will practice on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. During the third week, they will practice on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday before holding their Spring Game on Saturday, March 27. The will wrap up their schedule of practices with three final workouts on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the week following the spring game.
The first two workouts will be in shorts, with the Owls pulling on the pads for the first time on Thursday, March 11. In addition to the spring game, the Owls will also scrimmage on March 16 and on the final day of practice, March 31.