Aug. 8, 2004
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Some 105 Purdue football players reported to campus this afternoon, signaling the start of training camp. The Boilermakers, under eighth-year head coach Joe Tiller, will have a team meeting tonight before practice starts Monday. For the first three days, the returning players will practice in the morning (9:30 on Monday and Tuesday, 9:15 on Wednesday), while the newcomers will go at 4 p.m. The entire team will work out together for the first time Thursday at 4 p.m. following Media Day festivities. Practices are held on the intramural fields on the west side of campus off Stadium Ave. Practices are open to the public; however, if the team moves into Ross-Ade Stadium to scrimmage, those sessions will be closed. Log on to www.purduesports.com for complete practice coverage. Would-be returning players Colya Dailey, Jameson Evans and Bill Foran have left Purdue, and redshirt freshman offensive tackle Pat Oxley will not take part in training camp as he recovers from a back injury. Three members of the 2004 recruiting class are not on the roster: Christian Graham, Chris Haslon and David Ramirez. Ramirez will attend Purdue as a part-time student this semester, while it is hoped that Graham and Haslon will be able to enroll in January of 2005. Of the 105 players on the roster, there are 14 new walkons, including three from area high schools: Scott Clark, a defensive tackle from McCutcheon; Craig Mansfield, a linebacker from Lafayette Jefferson; and Matt Pruitt, a strong safety from Harrison. The complete training camp roster can be found at http://purduesports.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/pur-m-footbl-mtt.html
Joe Tiller opens his eighth Purdue training camp Monday.