Tigers doing more skill work
Published 7:02 am Wednesday, July 26, 2006
By By BRUCE HIXON – Sports Editor
T.R. Miller Tigers football coach Jamie Riggs did not make many changes to his summer workout schedules for several years.
That has changed a little bit the last couple of summers with the evolvement of seven-on-seven competition.
Riggs returned to work with the Tigers at the start of summer workouts after he underwent double bypass heart surgery the last week of April.
Riggs said the Tigers two-days-a-week program during the summer usually draws about 90-95 percent player participation. Sessions run two hours in length.
T.R. Miller also has a combined 45 freshmen and Brewton Middle School players involved in summer workouts.
T.R. Miller sent 25 players to a seven-on-seven competition at Gulf Shores.
T.R. Miller's biggest activity for the remainder of the summer is next week's Offensive Skills Camp.
The T.R. Miller skipper said a change he is appreciative is the Alabama High School Athletic Association's decision to allow players to use helmets during summer work.