March 21, 2012

Notes from Spring Practice 4

Louisiana Tech's fourth practice was highlighted by the play of its offense. The offense for Tech continues to be the star of the spring, which does not come as surprise given all the returning starters from the Poinsettia Bowl team.

Quarterbacks Colb Cameron and Nick Isham are really playing well. Cameron's deep ball seems to be even more accurate than it was at the end of last season. Isham's arm strength is improving while his accuracy is still very impressive. Zach Griffith is the only other quarterback receiving any reps and has really struggled in the accuracy department.

The Tech backfield is enjoying the addition of Tevin King in the backfield and as he brings the spark that was missing so often last season out of the backfield. Hunter Lee often shows off his catching ability and Ray Holley is getting back into the swing of things after missing the majority of last season.

Tech receivers are showing impressive things in practice, especially Quinton Patton. Patton has not missed a beat from the end of the season and will be a force in 2012. D.J. Banks addition will be noticeable next season and Jacarri Jackson is making extreme strides this spring in his play on the outside.

Defensively, Tech's secondary is struggling at times. The strong safety position remains a concern and the corner opposite Dave Clark is a concern. Brice Abraham is making strides to become a good corner opposite Clark, but is still only a redshirt freshman for the Bulldogs.

The defensive line, even without arguably their best defensive tackle Justin Ellis, is showing why it could be the best position group for Tech's defense in the fall.

The linebacking corps could be a special group for Tech as well once the middle linebacker position is solidied. Rufus Porter looked good at times today and could be a very special player for Tech.

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