Cougars Caught on Film 3/16

TBS photographer Troy Verde was there again on day two of spring practices snapping some more great shots of those competing for spots this spring.

Defensive ends Jadon Wagner, Thomas Bryson and Matt Putnam take the field.

Jordan Atkinson barks out instructions during practice. Atkinson is the most experienced linebacker participating in spring drills, and coaches and players alike will depend on his leadership at the position.

Outside linebacker Masi Tuitama is battling for a spot on the two-deep roster this spring. So far he's seen the majority of reps at strong side linebacker with the second-team defense.

True freshman Kyle Van Noy is starting to get some more work with the first-team defense as he looks to earn the starting nod at weak side linebacker.

Defensive end Vic So'oto runs through drills. He'll be counted on a lot this spring to lead the defense from his end position as he replaces Jan Jorgensen.

J.J. Di Luigi enters spring practices as the expected backup to starting running back Harvey Unga. He'll battle with a bunch of newcomers, hoping to stave them off and earning the second running back spot.

Offensive lineman Nick Alletto has seen all of his reps at right and left guard so far this spring, as coaches have moved him inside from his starting tackle spot last season.

Cody Hoffman has again shown to be a very athletic presence at practices. He looks to work on his route-running ability in hopes of breaking the two-deep roster for the 2010 season.

O'Neill Chambers returned to practice Tuesday after sitting out the first session due to academic issues. This season, he'll again look to take the starting role at the XR position, and will also look to have a breakout year.


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