September 17, 2008

Deacons getting healthy

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are gearing up for their top-25 showdown in Tallahassee this weekend. After having last weekend off, the Deacs appear to be regaining their health and should be in good shape on Saturday.

Where: Doc Martin Football Practice Complex
Weather: Sunny, warm, light breeze
What they wore: Shorts, shoulder pads, helmets

Quick hits from practice:

- Michael Williams (#24) had a beautiful interception today off Riley Skinner.

- The offensive line was very physical today during their individual drills in preparation for a very athletic and physical Seminole front seven.

- The wide receivers worked on downfield blocking for the majority of their individual period.

- Sam Swank was bombing punts today like usual and he worked on field goals for about 45 minutes and didn't miss a single kick. His consistency from the 40-yard range was extremely impressive.

- The secondary focused on interceptions today and were doing drills were the quarterback would force it in and the defender would always have a good shot of at least getting a hand on it.

- Jordan Williams had an up-and-down day in team drills. He beat double coverage on a 60+ yard touchdown pass from Skinner to start off and then followed it up with a drop when he was wide open on an out route.

- Yloo Brown was back returning kicks with Alphonso Smith like usual except he did have trouble with one kickoff and ended up fumbling it out-of-bounds.

- As a whole, the team looks much healthier than they did after the Ole Miss game and look ready to go, especially Alphonso Smith. He appears to be back to form after a sprained neck hindered him against Ole Miss.

- A scout from the New Orleans Saints was at practice today (probably looking at Aaron Curry and Alphonso Smith).

- Saturday's weather in Tallahassee calls for rain. I think everyone remembers how Wake's last trip to FSU in the rain worked out.

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