Chants open fall practice; Wheat adds to WR corps

ccufoot-practice2The Coastal Carolina football team had its first official practice of the 2014 preseason Thursday afternoon.

A mild rain shower threatened the high spirits for the first half of the session. However, the rain ended and, much like the outlook for the 2014 season, the practice was deemed to be positive.

“I’ve said it several times, among many factors, you can’t control the weather,” Moglia said. “We can control how we handle the weather as well as how we handle our attitude and focus. All in all I thought today was a very good day. There was certainly some carry over from the spring and I could see the hard work from this summer by this group paying off today. That being said, this was just day one and we will need to take full advantage of the next 28 practices before we face The Citadel.”

Prior to the first session, third-year head coach Joe Moglia announced the addition of transfer wide receiver Alex Wheat, Jr.

Wheat, who previously played at Utah State, joins offensive lineman Morgan Bailey (Georgia Tech) and quarterback Aaron Aiken (Georgetown University) as student-athletes that graduated from their previous institution and have elected to spend their final season of eligibility at Coastal Carolina. Wheat received his degree in sociology this past spring.

Wheat is a 6-4, 215-pound receiver who played in nine games in two seasons at Utah State. The Alpharetta, Ga., native began his collegiate career at Palomar (Calif.) College.

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