THINGS I DIDN'T LIKE: The quarterbacks, even though it was a little slow, were off in the beginning of pas-skel. There were lots of misfired shots. They came on in the middle of practice and things got better the longer they practiced…There was still no Markell Thompson at practice today.
HIGHLIGHTS: During pass-skel there were a few nice plays. A Vernell Brown break up of a Chris Leak midfield pass to Bubba Caldwell was really nice… Leak hit Caldwell a few plays later for a deep post… Josh Portis hit Dallas Baker a few plays later on a deep post… Portis hit Tate Casey on a long pass roll out in the deep corner… Reggie Lewis jumped a Cornelius Ingram short pass to Chad Jackson. Lewis intercepted and took the ball up the sideline for a would-be touchdown… Eric Rutledge made a nice break up of a pass to Tate Casey from Leak. I believe this is the third or fourth time this spring I have said that about Rutledge … Caldwell has been really coming on this week. He caught a deep post from Leak over Tony Joiner.
Dee Webb tries to cover Dallas Baker in today's practice
In the team session, Leak hit Caldwell for another post over the top early in the session. Jeremy Mincey dropped into coverage and almost intercepted a pass from Leak. Mincey has done that a lot this spring.
PLAY OF THE DAY: Chad Jackson as usual, hauled in a nice deep pass in traffic and made it look easy.
THINGS HEARD AND SEEN: It was a lackluster practice but maybe a little more practice than usual for the day before the Orange and Blue game. Still, the sessions weren't full speed and they were wearing shorts so there isn't a whole bunch to talk about. Tomorrow is the show and we will bring you a lot of coverage.
FACES IN THE CROWD: Tom Butler (Lance's dad), Patricia Portis (Josh's mom), David Nelson and his entire family, Pig Baker, Dorian Munroe, CJ Spiller, Matt Leach, Duane Thomas.