Practice switched to the morning with the start of class. With the sun out, it became a very hot day as the rain in the past week made the field very humid.
Last Practice: Tuesday, August 14
Next practice: Friday, August 17 (9:35 a.m.)
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Linebacker Koron Crump went back to a non-participate after being limited in team drills on Tuesday.
Center Cohl Cabral and wide receiver Terrell Chatman worked position groups and walkthroughs, but did not work during 11-on-11 parts.
Quarterback Ryan Kelley suited up for the first time all fall. Although, he still did not throw.
Wide receiver Frank Darby and defensive back Evan Fields were in pads, but received work in the bubble. Defensive coordinator Danny Gonzales said Fields will return on Tuesday.
Offensive lineman Steven Miller and linebacker Jay Jay Wilson were absent from practice.
Receivers N’Keal Harry and Kyle Williams only took a few snaps as it seemed they were getting a ‘rest’ day.
What went on?
To sum up Thursday, the coaches had a lot of different things to say to their individual groups. Linebacker coach Antonio Pierce got on his guys by saying, ‘I shouldn’t be the loudest out here.’ He continued to attempt to get the Mike linebackers to be louder.
Special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum yelled at his field goal block team as the substitutes weren’t on top of their assignments. He let them know that they just went over it in their meetings. Analyst Kevin Mawae spoke a few words with offensive lineman Ralph Frias after he struggled with the blocking dummy. Frias wound his arms to far back and Mawae pulled him aside to fix the form.
End Jordan Hoyt beat tackle Tyson Rising pretty badly off the edge, that got a comment out of offensive coordinator Rob Likens of, ‘y’all getting your ass whipped today offense.’
Isaiah Floyd continued to be the team’s main option for a pass catching back. He caught a wheel route that caused a matchup issue for about a 30 plus yard gain. Floyd also took a simple pass in the flat for 25 yards as the defense lost track of him.
On the topic of running backs, Oregon State transfer Paul Lucas put on a red jersey Thursday, taking a few snaps with the backs and working with the second team. A.J. Carter also worked at the full back position as a lead blocker.
Kurt Walding split team with Dillon Sterling-Cole as the backup quarterback. He put nice touch on a deep ball down the sideline to Angel Ruiz. However, Walding eyed an inside post route too long and cornerback Kobe Williams left his receiver to pick off the pass.
Defensive lineman Jermayne Lole had a very good practice. On a swing pass to Carter in the back field, Lole put himself in a position to make a play for a tackle for a loss. Later in the practice, he batted down a pass from Manny Wilkins.
QB: Manny Wilkins
RB: Eno Benjamin, Isiah Floyd, Trelon Smith (Limited)
WR: N’Keal Harry, Kyle Williams, Brandon Aiyuk
TE: Ceejhay French-Love / Tommy Hudson
OL: Casey Tucker (LT), Alex Losoya (LG), Cade Cote (C), Zach Robertson (RG), Quinn Bailey(RT)
QB: Dillion Sterling-Cole / Kurt Walding
RB: Trelon Smith, A.J. Carter, Paul Lucas
WR: Curtis Hodges, Ryan Newsome, Keith Davis
TE: Jared Bubank / Mark Walton
OL: Tyson Rising (LT), Roy Hemsley (LG), Corey Stephens (C), Jarrett Bell (RG), Spencer Lovell (RT)
DL: Shannon Forman , D.J. Davidson / Renell Wren, Jalen Bates / Dougladson Subtyl
LB: Merlin Robertson, Nick Ralston / Darien Butler, Tyler Johnson
CB: Kobe Williams, Chase Lucas
Tillman: Dasmond Tautalatasi
S: Demonte King, Langston Frederick
DL: Jermayne Lole, George Lea, Jordan Hoyt
LB: Kyle Soelle / Stanley Lambert, Khaylan Thomas, Malik Lawal
Tillman: Jalen Harvey
CB: Dominique Harrison, Terin Adams
S: Joey Bryant, Aashari Crosswell
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