Ethan Long and Jayden Daniels led the offense in Wednesday’s practice.
Last practice: Tuesday, February 12
Next practice: Friday, February 15
Langston Frederick and Merlin Robertson returned to practice after missing Tuesday’s practice. Frederick participated fully, while Robertson worked on the side.
Not present: LB Tyler Johnson, WR Kyle Williams, TE Curtis Hodges
Worked off to the side: WR Ryan Newsome, DL D.J. Davidson, RB Demetrious Flowers, OT Zach Robertson, WR John Humphrey, OT Spencer Lovell, , DL Mark Walton, CB Dominique Harrison, WR Keith Davis, LB Merlin Robertson, CB Terin Adams.
What went on:
Jayden Daniels and Ethan Long each had impressive days for the most part. Daniels looked like he’d been an ASU a lot longer than a few weeks. He kept hitting wide receivers in stride, one particular went to receiver Frank Darby, who ran through a group of defenders for a potential long play. Daniels also continued to showcase his ability to throw on the run in general. In one-on-one drills Daniels also dropped a fantastic pass to wide receiver Geordon Porter on a deep ball.
Long showed a lot better timing and accuracy with certain comeback routes. For the most part he continued to show progress until the last session of seven-on-sevens. Long threw a pass behind tight end Jared Bubak, Bubak got a hand on it, but tipped it into the air and it fell into the arms of cornerback Timarcus Davis.
Cornerback Chase Lucas then started his big day after Davis’ pick. Lucas read a short pass from Long to running back Paul Lucas. Offensive coordinator Rob Likens was yelling at (we believe) wide receiver Tyerell Baldonado-Kaelopu to get more of a ‘pick’ on Lucas before he read the play. Lucas picked another ball off near the sideline, and safety Tyler Whiley said, “we got three over here.”
Defensive coordinator celebrated with Lucas. He also praised Ely Doyle for a play he read easily on a screen pass, Doyle continues to make the transition from defensive back to linebacker.
Dillion Sterling-Cole (1st) and Jayden Daniels (2nd throw) doing the same on the other side pic.twitter.com/zgLWjWWo4A— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) February 13, 2019
Long (1st ball) and Joey Yellen (2nd ball) throwing. pic.twitter.com/8UHx9PZ0n1— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) February 13, 2019
Ethan Long taking his walkthrough reps at the start of practice six. pic.twitter.com/5p2t4QGIrm— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) February 13, 2019
QB: Jayden Daniels/Ethan Long
RB: Eno Benjamin/Isaiah Floyd
WR: Brandon Aiyuk, Frank Darby, Paul Lucas, Keith Davis
TE: Tommy Hudson
OL: Roy Hemsley (LT), Alex Losoya (LG), Cohl Cabral (C), Cade Cote (RG), Steven Miller (RT)
DL: Jermayne Lole, Shannon Forman, George Lea
LB: Khaylan Kearse-Thomas, Case Hatch, Darien Butler
CB: Timarcus Davis, Kobe Williams
Tillman: Aashari Crosswell
S: Evan Fields, Cam Phillips
QB: Dillon Sterling-Cole/Joey Yellan
RB: A.J. Carter/Tavian Gould
WR: Geordon Porter, C.J. Jarmon, Tannor Park, Tyerell Baldonado-Kaelopu
TE: Jared Bubak
OL: Ralph Frias (LT), Dohnovan West (LG), Jarrett Bell (C), Marco Salas (RG), Kyle Breed (RT)
DL: Michael Matus, Corey Stephens, George Lea
LB: Ely Doyle, Case Hatch, Kyle Soelle
CB: Chase Lucas, Darien Cornay
Tillman: Tyler Whiley (Only in 7-on-7s)
S: K.J. Jarrell, Alijah Gammage, Langston Frederick