After taking Monday off for the annual media Day, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team was back on Harwell Field Tuesday morning for a 135-minute practice in shorts and shoulder pads.


Head Coach Philip Montgomery with pleased with the way the Hurricane came back after an off day.


“I thought we really bounced back after the day off. I thought our guys really needed the day off, and today the energy level was unbelievable. The good Lord blessed us with a little bit cooler of a morning and we took advantage of it,” said Montgomery. “To finish practice with the tpe of energy that our guys had today unbelievable.”


“It was a good give-and-take today, offensively and defensively. Both made plays in certain situations and certain times. Overall, I think it was a good day,” added Montgomery.


Montgomery alluded to player leadership as to why the Hurricane practiced well today.


“Coming out the way we did today after an open day, was a good testament to the leaders on this football team. They did a good job of making sure we were ready to practice today. It’s shows the maturity of this football team. We have some young guys, but our older guys are leading. To do what we did today after a day off makes me excited about what the future holds for this football team,” said Montgomery.


Tulsa will hold Tulsa Football Fan Fest and a scrimmage on Saturday morning. Fan Fest is scheduled from 10:30-12:30 p.m.


In the next two days before the scrimmage, Montgomery talked about what he wants to see from his team. “I want to see us go into the film room, and then make the adjustments we have to make, and not make the same mistakes over and over on the football field, so when we step onto the field those things are corrected,” said Montgomery.  “As we add and install new things each and every day, we want to see that our guys grasp that, but not lose anything that we had already taught.”


Saturday’s Tulsa Football Fan Fest will include inflatables for kids, concessions, raffle items, football select-a-seat, dress like a player, face-painting, and activities like throwing a pass, kicking a field goal, and pass-catching.  The Hurricane team will also sign autographs following the scrimmage.


Don’t miss out on the excitement of Tulsa football this fall by purchasing your season tickets now. Fans can go online 24 hours a day at, or call 918.631.GoTU (4688) or purchase tickets in person at the TU athletic ticket office between 8:30-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.


Season tickets for the six-game schedule are available for $78, $150, $210 and $270, while a 3-Game Pick ‘Em Mini-Pack Plan allows fans the ability to select three games out of the six-game home schedule for $45, $84 and $114. The Mazzio’s Family Fun Zone Ticket Package provides the greatest value for a family, as a family of four (two adults and two children age 12-and-under) can purchase a ticket package for just $195 for the entire six-game home schedule.


Tulsa opens the 2016 season on Saturday, September 3, when Tulsa hosts the San Jose State Spartans of the Mountain West Conference in a 6:00 p.m. game at H.A. Chapman Stadium.