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Fall camp begins for the UNA Lions

Preparation for the 2020 season officially began for the UNA Lions football team on Friday.

FLORENCE, Ala — University of North Alabama Head Football Coach Chris Willis and his Lions were excited to open pre-season fall camp on Friday, despite all of the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming 2020 college football season.

"It was a good first day," Willis said. "We looked a lot better physically than we did when we reported on July 6th. We were just in helmets and it was a typical first day, but I would say we are 75 percent there physically.

"The best part was just getting to get outside on the field together and practice," Willis added. "In some ways it felt a lot like a spring practice because of all the uncertainty. We are kind of like everyone else, just taking it a day at a time and waiting to see what happens. Our players seemed excited though and we had a good day of work."

The Lions return to the practice field at 3:30 on Saturday and Sunday and at 10 a.m. on Monday.

UNA's first day in full pads will be Tuesday, August 11 at 10 a.m. 

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