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Well, that didn't take long.

I've been at the first day of Memorial football practice for about 10 minutes and just saw my first kid throw-up his breakfast.

The Vipers are on the Memorial Stadium field right now going through drills. The team, coming off a 5-5 record last year, started at 8 a.m. and is scheduled to end at 1 p.m.

10:35 a.m.

Coach McCarter just told them they worked hard and that they're going to be getting better everyday.

10:47 a.m.

The Viper receivers are outside the field house going through catching drills. Machines are pumping footballs to some, while others are catching tennis balls. That drill is designed to help them watch in the ball.

11 a.m. Team is going over to the practice field to run. I'm going to shut down the computer. It's on fire here in the stands.

11:30 a.m. Vipers just finished a workout on the practice field. They broke the huddle and I thought Day 1 was over. According to the waterboys, another round of conditioning is still to follow.

12:30 p.m. Memorial finished the first day of practice 30 minutes earlier than scheduled. Mickey Finley said he was pleased with the effort the players displayed and that it was a good first day. Three more days of conditioning drills and then the pads go on.