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Dragons Training Camp: Day 10

Indoor practice, prepping for Vipers

HOUSTON -- For the first time, the Seattle Dragons took cover for practice.

More or less, weather cooperated for all of December minicamp in Seattle and wasn't a problem in Houston until rainstorms filled the forecast Tuesday.

Coach Jim Zorn's team converted a backup plan to hit the University of Houston indoor facility for training camp practice, taking a break from their usual outdoor field at Delmar Stadium.

 

The University of Houston will be Wednesday's destination for all eight XFL teams, as they pair off and take the field for scrimmages at TDECU Stadium.

The Tampa Bay Vipers will face off against the Dragons in the second scrimmage of the day.  Seattle and Dallas met Saturday in a joint practice, as Zorn and the Renegades' coach Bob Stoops arranged the on-field activities together.

The Vipers are coached by another storied football personality in Marc Trestman.  He and Zorn are finalizing plans for their 11:30 a.m. CT scrimmage Wednesday morning.  The Vipers are also the team visiting Seattle on February 15 for the Dragons' home opener at CenturyLink Field.

This practice against the Vipers is going to be a little different because we're going to have sort of a game attitude about it. The clocks are going to be working ... it won't be so much like a drills practice, it's going to be like a game.

Coach Jim Zorn

Several players across the league are celebrating more than just the approaching XFL season, which kicks off February 8 when the Dragons visit the DC Defenders (2 p.m. ET, ABC).

Two players on the Dragons' roster (tight end Colin Jeter and kicker Cole Tracy) played for LSU, which won the college national title game Monday.  LSU bravado continued to take center stage at the indoor practice Tuesday.

Follow @XFLdragons for highlights and photos from Wednesday's scrimmage vs the Tampa Bay Vipers, and for the latest as the team gets ready for the kickoff of the 2020 season February 8.