Practice Report: 3/18

After having nearly two weeks off due to spring break, the Hurricanes resumed spring practice today and was there for all the action.


-Graig Cooper and Derron Thomas both had long touchdown runs today.

-Javarris James was praised for his efforts today. He had a couple of long runs, including one that went for a touchdown.

-Sam Shields had long touchdown reception down the sidelines.

-Chavez Grant had a pick 6 on a play that he was covering Kayne Farquharson. The player who reported it said he thinks it was off of Marve.

-The Canes worked on 3rd downs today at the end of practice.

-Jermaine McKenzie had a deep bone bruise on the back of his heal and he is 100 percent now.

-Colin McCarthy is also cleared and fully participated in practice today.

-Dedrick Epps missed the scrimmage because he was in class.

-Glenn Cook is still awaiting word on his 6th year of eligibility.

-The Canes end each practice with a drill that decides which unit runs extra after practice. Goalline Packages, 3rd down conversions, and tug of war. In tug of war, the offense and defense are separated into two teams and each team rotates every snap until someone scores.


Randy Shannon:

"We came out there and flew around a little bit. We were a little rusty, but you expect that after a week off."

"We have a competition at the end of every day. The offense ran today and the defense ran a couple of times last week. It is just to get them the feeling of losing and so they understand losing is not fun."

"The freshmen we targeted are different. They are guys we targeted are guys we thought that could help right away. The toughest thing for them is the physical part and is not the mental part. The break really helped them. They are rested and excited and ready to get going.

"The quarterbacks are doing a whole lot better than we what thought. They are completing a lot of passes. They are doing well with the short game and long balls. They are also doing a good job of checking off when they see a blitz."

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