Hurricane will open spring practice on February 28th

Spring practice 2017 for The University of Tulsa will kick-off on the last day of February and continue through the first week of April.

Coach Philip Montgomery posted a 10-3 season in 2016 with a win in the Miami Beach Bowl. Tulsa will go into spring practice with 50 returning letterwinners and 13 returning starters, as well as an additional nine more players who saw starting time last year

The Golden Hurricane takes the practice field on February 28, for the first of 15 spring practice dates. Spring Drills will conclude with the Annual Spring Game on April 8.

“We’re excited to get back on the field with our players,” said Montgomery. “It’s not that long ago since we were on the field playing in the Miami Beach Bowl. We’re looking to continue with the success we had last season and elevate our program even more.”

The first five days of 15 spring practice dates will take place before spring break for Tulsa.  Following Spring Break, Tulsa will return to the practice field on March 21, and practice the next three weeks.

“Obviously, we have some holes to fill with graduating players, specifically at quarterback and receiver on offense. Defensively, we’ll have to fill the middle two spots on the defensive line as well as finding replacements for two linebackers and one safety,” said Montgomery. “We feel good about a number of the young players vying for those positions which will make for some really solid competition this spring.”