Stallions Open up 2019 Training Camp with Unbridled Energy
By Chantel Buchi
SAN ANTONIO — The Salt Lake Stallions reported for their first training camp along with seven other teams in the Alliance of American Football.
In sunny 70-degree weather, which was a welcome change from the snowy Salt Lake weather, the Stallions had a two-hour practice in the Jerry Comalander Stadium. 75 men dressed in blue and silver were getting comfortable on the field as they battle for a spot on the 52-man roster by the end of January.
Today was like most first days of practice: filled with lots of energy.
“Training camp went very well,” Stallions head coach Dennis Erickson said. “Obviously on the first day, there is a lot of enthusiasm. We’ll see how that goes after about five practices.”
Coach Erickson speaks from close to 50 years of coaching experience, including a few years at the University of Utah.
After each practice, Erickson said the coaches will get together to look at tape. Since December’s mini camp, the team has added about 20 new players.
“It’s all about evaluation, but at the same time, it’s about developing what we want to do offensively, defensively and in the kicking game,” Erickson said. “Everything is new.”
Looking forward, the Stallions will play in pads on Tuesday and will scrimmage against other teams in the league at the end of the week.