One of the most interesting aspects of the morning came when Bobby Petrino took the two third units to a field by themselves and worked them by himself. He coached both sides of the ball, but concentrated on the backfield with quarterback Brandon Allen and running back Kelvin Fisher. There were two periods of 15 minutes like that at different points in the morning.
It reinforced my long-held thoughts that Petrino can coach all positions on the team and coach them well. He left the rest of the staff to work the same periods with the first two units on a different field.
I continue to watch for little tweaks in what I would have guessed as the depth chart at the start of this past weekend. You can still find that pinned on the Hawgs Illustrated Insiders message board.
It looks like Tevin Mitchel is working as the second boundary cornerback, ahead of Jerry Mitchell. Horace Arkadie continues to get a huge amount of snaps as a backup end. He stayed with the first two teams in all periods Monday. Mitch Smothers has worked ahead of Jason Peacock at weak tackle in the last two workouts. Peacock might have a little bit of a limp and might have a slight pulled muscle. Grant Cook is back with the ones at weak guard, ahead of Brey Cook and David Hurd. Brey got most of the second team work Monday. Grant Cook missed a few workouts with an ankle sprain, but seemed close to full speed Monday morning.
Tyler Wilson continues to excel at quarterback. There seems to be separation at that position. Brandon Mitchell has some fine plays, but his passing isn't nearly as crisp or consistent at Wilson. There are long stretches where Wilson completes every pass and that is in team and in 7-on-7. Wilson is a joy to watch in the throwing game and these receivers are catching about everything they can. Marquel Wade had a spectacular catch in the team segment Monday morning. Cobi Hamilton has had a very good camp. He might be slightly ahead of Greg Childs, but Childs has looked much better in the last week.
Kody Walker seems to be gaining confidence and steam. He's a load. He's not as fast as the other running backs, but there are things he does as far as short-yardage that seem to give him an advantage. Ronnie Wingo and Dennis Johnson are both having very impressive camps.