Stan Hill hit Wilbur Hargrove on a short screen that turned into a long touchdown, prompting head coach Bobby Pruett to comment, "This guy is going to make a lot of big plays this year." Also providing a one-handed catch late in practice was junior college transfer receiver Tremel Guillory.
H-Back Will Albin, a true freshman from Princeton, has been moved to running back where he will team with fellow southern West Virginia native Tank Tunstalle (Wyoming East) to give the Herd a "big" backfield in short yardage situations. Both Tunstalle and Albin tip the scales at 225 pounds.
Moriah Anderson continues to try and hold off junior college safety Lonnie McCowan in the Herd defensive backfield spot. Anderson has experience, having started at safety, and is the better pass coverage player while McCowan is the surer tackler. They both may play in nickle and dime packages.
Jamaal Whyce is pushing for playing time as well. The Butler Community College transfer, who initially signed with Auburn out of high school and Arkansas out of Hargrave Military, is pushing for time along side of Toriano Brown. Currently, Reggie Hayes is the first team although with Brown's sore toe Marshall may need to rotate the three anyway.
Butchie Wallace was held out of practice, but is expected to return for Saturday's scrimmage at 2:00 p.m.