On the eve of the
Overall practices have been going very well and McCarney said one side hasn't clearly dominated the other.
At wide receiver R.J. Sumrall is in the mix for playing time, McCarney said the redshirt freshman has picked up right where he left off in the spring.
Marquis Hamilton, a 6-foot-3, 215
pound freshman from
"Marquis Hamilton is a guy we'll make a decision [on] here probably in the next 10 days," McCarney said. "He's very impressive so far, but it's not like he's a got a lot of average guys running around out there - Davis and Blythe and Flynn's really playing well, Moses. It's just a good group of receivers. The competition is better than it was in the spring."
The play of Todd Blythe has left the head coach shaking his head in astonishment.
"I'm just amazed at Todd Blythe, I am but I shouldn't be," McCarney said. "How effective he is, how good he plays and hard he practices, coming off what kind of surgery he had. He doesn't look like he's missed a beat."
On the defensive front, Alvin Bowen continues to impress.
"He's learning, he's been able to run fast since we started camp and now he's playing fast," McCarney said.
"[Curvey and Leaders] will stay out there all day if we want them, but I don't want them too," McCarney said. "I want to give them some timely breaks in the game."
"It's time for those guys to make their move," McCarney said. "They have athleticism; God gave them a good body. They can run; they're both athletic. They need to get in the mix so we can count on them more on game day."
McCarney also pointed out that all the starting defensive backs have been playing well as a unit.
"That's real good and we're glad to see it and we hope we can build on it," McCarney said.
After an hour of fundamental
practice on Saturday,