PROVO -- The BYU football team completed its first day of two-a-day practices on Monday, leaving just 19 days before the season officially gets underway on Saturday, Aug. 25 (vs. Tulane) in the BCA Classic.
"Overall I thought we had a good first day," BYU head coach Gary Crowton said. "I continue to be impressed with the enthusiasm and hustle out here. These guys are working hard."
Overall Monday was an eventful day that saw one player develop a potentially serious allergic reaction to an alfalfa filler contained in a vitamin. Brett Keisel was treated by team doctors for a reaction prior to this morning's practice. He did not practice in the afternoon session, but is expected to practice on Tuesday. Senior Paul Peterson was also treated today by team doctors for a possible case of food poisoning.
During the afternoon, the groups worked on basic formations, including routes for the receivers and stunts for the linebackers and defensive line. The offensive and defensive units also lined up for 7-on-7 drills, as well as a 20-play non-contact scrimmage.
Tight end Justin Jory was lost for 6-8 weeks after breaking the fibula in his right leg. Jory was the victim of an accidental leg whip, sustaining a "night stick" fracture. Offensive guard Matt Griffith will miss the next 7-10 days with a possible torn meniscus in his left knee. Griffith is scheduled to have his knee scoped on Tuesday.