Spring Practice, Day Two

What a difference two days makes. Today's temperatures and wind speeds were much more bearable. Bright sunshiny skies at the Joan today as the Thundering Herd took the field for the second of fifteen spring practices.

This should be the last practice that is done without pads, as the Herd should be taking the field tomorrow in shoulder pads. Marshall will not be practicing this Saturday due to the holiday, but will be going the next three Saturdays.

Practice, as it has been, was very brisk and on point. Coach Mike Furrey, with the wide receivers, handles his unit like he is a head coach. He is loud and demands respect with every word, and seems to be getting it. Marshall has seemed to improve in regards to the wide receiver coach, every time they make a new hire. Furrey runs a very smooth practice with his guys. One thing I noticed was how no time is wasted. A basic drill ran last year, is now doubled up and two guys run it simultaneously now. Very impressive work out.

Furrey has plenty of talent to work with as well. Devon Smith can flat out fly. Tommy Shuler and Demetrius Evans appear ready to get even better, and Craig Wilkins is ready to explode onto the scene. Very few dropped balls all the way down the depth chart.

Shuler and Rakeem Cato are still on the same page, no drop off at all. It should be an exciting season yet again on the offensive side of the football for Herd fans. As I mentioned yesterday, Kevin Grooms is bigger and stronger this season as well.

Back up quarterback Gunnar Holcombe….......Go over to the Lettermans's Club for more notes on Holcombe and others right now, from today's practice.

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