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Salukis open football training camp

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CARBONDALE -- We are inside of 30 days to the kickoff of the college football season.  SIU will open the season on the road August 29th at Southeast Missouri State in the War for the Wheel.

Nick Hill's Salukis held a pair of practices on the first day of training camp.  The first one was Wednesday morning and featured mainly newcomers.  Coming off a disappointing 2-9 campaign a year ago...the returning guys from head coach to the players are hungry to get things turned around this year.

"What (Coach Hill) wants us to do is, let's not be on social media," said junior quarterback Stone Labanowitz.  "Let's not talk junk to other players. Let's put our head down and grind as hard as we can. That's exactly what we did this summer and that's what we're going to continue to do. Come out Week 1, we'll pop out of the bunker and fully ambush."

Also on Wednesday, the Missouri Valley released its preseason All-Defensive team.  The list includes Salukis Jeremy Chinn (safety), Anthony Knighton (defensive end) and JeQuan Burton (return specialist).  Bryant Notree (linebacker) was an honorable mention pick.

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