Fall Camp: Day Four

<b>FALL CAMP</b> -- The Cards practiced for the fourth time Sunday afternoon since opening fall camp last Thursday. Tomorrow the Cards begin drills in full pads and the action on the practice fields adjacent to PJCS is heating up. Here's our report from Sunday's practice session.

Fall Practice:  Day Four

Sunday was a relatively quite day on the practice fields adjacent to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.  The team drilled once again and prepared for tomorrow afternoon when they'll be in full pads for the first time during fall camp.

A nice crowd attended Sunday afternoon to watch the Cards fourth practice of fall camp and QB Stephon LeFors continued to impress with his decision making and passing ability.  The defense played hard and pursued the ball well and appear ready for the pads to go on tomorrow.

Here's Sunday's report from the practice field.

Position Breakdown

QB  Stefon LeFors made good decisions in the passing game and continued to throw the ball well.  LeFors was effective during red zone drills, completing a pass for a touchdown.  Michael Bush continued to impress with his natural ability.  He threw it well for the most part and his decision making appeared to improve from earlier practice.  Justin Rascati played better on Sunday.

WR  J.R. Russell made several nice receptions on the day and Tiger Jones was impressive catching the ball.  Broderick Clark was inconsistent, dropping a few catchable passes.

TE    If Ronnie Ghent has any lingering effects from the knee injury, they aren't apparent.  Ghent has his best workout of fall camp on Sunday and caught numerous passes during drills and simulated scrimmage action.  Ghent appeared to run after the catch as well as ever before.  Richard Owens also had a good day catching and running after the reception.

DL  Freshman Shane Bailey (6'4, 245) replaced the injured Bobby Leffew as the second team defensive end.  The first team defensive line of Ty Saterfield, Montavious Stanley, Scott Lopez and Marcus Jones ran well in pursuit of  the ball.

LB  Robert "Hammer" McCune shut down the run up the middle, making several nice sticks near the line of scrimmage.  McCune also covered the middle against the pass well and broke up a LeFors pass intended for JR Russell.  Reserve Johnathan Jackerson made a nice tackle on WR Broderick Clark behind the line of scrimmage.  Brandon Johnson intercepted a tipped Lefors pass during skeleton drills.

DB  CB Dominique Dunbar had an interception of Justin Rascati during skeleton drills.

News and Notes

Things change quickly around these parts..redshirt freshman tight end Chad Jorgensen rejoined the team today and was on the practice field in pads...According to Coach Petrino, Jorgensen had to take care of some academic issues....senior CB J.T. Haskins returned to the practice field on Sunday...Haskins has missed the past few practices with a shoulder injury....freshman WR Todd Brigman did not practice today due to injury....DL Bobby Leffew missed practice because of a pulled muscle....The offensive line is much improved and looks good to this point of fall camp....

RB Kolby Smith 
Apparently no scholarship offer was extended to Alabama RB/S Michael Hobbs over the weekend....Kolby Smith could see early playing time in the backfield, possibly as a receiver/fullback...Petrino indicated Smith reminded him of current Auburn RB Trey Smith....kicker Nate Smith was sharp during Sunday's practice...from our vantage point, Smith was perfect during late practice kicking situations....QB Michael Bush likes to hit the tight ends....the field turf installation is nearing completion....the hash marks have been inlaid and the sidelines are nearly complete....the field turf crew will begin inlaying the field logos this week, followed by the addition of the Nike Grind rubber infill....the logo at midfield is said to be the Cardinal Bird logo with the swoosh wing....one endzone will say "Louisville," while the other reads, "Cardinals.".....the field already looks sharp......

Scouts Seat

WR Antoine Sharp 

The scout team has a wealth of talent at receiver this season...

WR Montrell Jones 
Montrell Jones and Antoine Sharp both appear to have the complete package of skills at wide out....the two Southeastern Conference wide receiver transfers are well polished,  have good size and run good routes...they both possess good speed and catch the ball consistently....freshman corner William Gay has good vision and quickness and covers well.....freshman Thomas Miller, a 6'3, 200, safety has the frame to be an effective linebacker down the road.....r-FR corner Gavin Smart is going to be a good one soon...he has great hips, shows the ability to locate the ball and covers well....Smart reminds us of former Cardinal Anthony Bridges....tight end Ronnie Ghent, coming back from knee surgery, appears as athletic and fast as ever....he's running and catching the ball well.....one word sums up linebacker Brandon Johnson..versatile...Johnson has great speed, covers ground quickly, and has the ability the defend receivers in the flat....he can play a number of different ways and has the long arms to create problems for opposing QB's....freshman RB Kolby Smith has some ability...he runs low to the ground, possesses good hands, cuts on a dime and chamges direction quickly...he'll likely play early and contribute...playing side by side, offensive linemen Kurt Quarterman and Ryan Holifield have the ability to keep opposing defenders out of the backfield.....freshman TE Wayne Riles has good hands and runs well after the catch....kickers Rob Zarrili and Todd Flanery have strong legs and good potential.....

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