Media cover first day of football practice

Portland Press Herald, News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) reported on the first day of practice for the University of Maine football team’s 2019 season. The team is looking to build off of last year’s historic run with new head coach, Nick Charlton, News Center Maine reported. In the 2018 season, the team earned a 10–4 record, Colonial Athletic Association championship and Football Championship Subdivision semifinal appearance, the Press Herald reported. Senior cornerback Manny Patterson told the Press Herald the team’s success is the result of all the work they’ve done — and must continue to put in. “You’ve got to act like every practice is a game,” he said. “All these expectations people have for you, you’ve got to achieve them in practice first.”