It was a warm morning at Higher Ground and the first of two practices. Bearcat Insider files this report.
The squad was in full gear this morning.
-Ken Rodriguez returned to his left guard spot with the #1 offensive
-Attention to special teams' play occurs in almost every practice. A lot of coaches preach the importance
of special team play but spend very little practice time working on it. That's not the case with this
-True freshmen John Hughes (DT) and Rob Trigg (DE) are both getting some
reps with the #2 defense. We'll
have a story on those two freshman in the next day.
-Whereas some players are turning to unusual haircuts to break up the
monotony of summer practice, Haruki Nakamura has taken a different
approach. The Bearcats senior has
changed the color of his hair to a somewhat redish/blonde. He could literally brighten up a room
-Walk-on defensive back, Justin Moore, got an interception today after
receiver Adrien Robinson batted the pass into the air.
-DeAngelo Smith (CB) and Marty Gilyard (WR) had some good match-ups
-In a scrimmage, they went live from the 3-yard-line and in. Here's what happened.
*Glatthaar run +2. Pike to
Barwin +1 (TD). Moore run +3 (TD). Manalac recovers fumble. Benton run +1. Guidugli run +1 (TD). Carey to DeFilipo +3 (TD). Moore run
+2 (TD). Jones +1
-Then the scrimmage started with possessions on the 40-yard-line. Tacklers in parentheses.
*Mauk QB. Moore -1 (C. Smith
TFL). Moore -1 (Hoppel
TFL). Mauk to Barwin +9, Ramsey run
+9. Mauk keeper +2. Ramsey run +2 (Manalac).
*Carey QB. Goebel run +7
(Jones, Cheatham). Carey to
Guidugli +17. Carey -1 (Cheatham
TFL). Benton run +3
*Pike QB. Pike to Jackson +9. Pike pass to Goodman broken up by
DeAngelo Smith. Pike run +1
(Byrd). Martin run -1 (Morgan
TFL). Pike to Barwin +14. Pike to Jones +8.
*Grutza QB. Grutza to Wess
incomplete. Barnett run +2
(Moore). Grutza to DeFilippo but big hit by
dropped ball. Grutza to Wess for
50+ yard TD, BUT Wess actually stepped out of bounds prior to catching the ball
so it wouldn't have counted.
-Manalac and Revels shared time at #1 MLB today.
-Players with sacks in 11-on-11 tag off drill were: Anthony Hoke, Drew Frey, Angelo Craig, and Delbert Ferguson. I also
know I missed one. Ryan Manalac
also had a TFL.
-I thought Ben Guidugli and David Wess had one of their better days
catching the football and making plays.
-Both Jake Rogers and Brandon Yingling kicked the ball better today. The longest attempts were 37 yards
-Joe Thomas, wide receiver from Indian Hill and son of UC athletics
director Mike Thomas, has battled mono but is starting to do some light work on