August 12, 2009

Receivers shine on Day 2

Despite the difference in the weather today, the atmosphere around Tommy Prothro
field was much the same as yesterday. For the most part, it was business as
usual for a majority of the team as it was another day without pads, geared
towards teaching and low contact drills.

The exception was the defensive line group. They stepped up their intensity
all around as Coach Joe Seumalo had his guys bouncing back forth between the sleds located on the practice fields and the Truax Indoor Practice Facility,
where they performed numerous other drills. The higher intensity surrounding their drills proved to be a key part in the recruiting front as well, as 2010
4-star DT prospect, Happy Iona, looked on from the sideline.

Before diving into some of the other highlights from practice, a few notes
should be addressed:

  • Brandon Hardin was suited up today and running with the 2nd team defense,
    opposite of Patrick Henderson at the cornerback position.

  • Wilder McAndrews again sat out of practice, still recuperating from his wrist surgery. Although he wasn't participating in drills, he still moved
    around with the OL group and provided insight for some of the new guys. He
    seems to be chomping at the bit to get back out on the field to work towards
    earning some playing time this season, as every time I looked over at the
    OL group he was working on some individual drills by himself, working on form
    and footwork.

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