Wednesday Practice Report

The University of Miami practiced again this afternoon in light rain. was there for all the action so read on to see what took place. (Raul Tano) was there today and here's what took place:

* The team went in full pads in a light rain.

* Stephen Plein and Desmond Howard were at practice today.

* The injured players on the sideline were Eric Moncur, Joel Figueroa, Dedrick Epps, and Colin McCarthy. DVD was a limited participant.

* Travis Benjamin, Brandon Harris, and Davon Johnson are all back in action following track season.

* Brandon Washington got some work at center today. AJ Trump was still the first team center.

* Ben Jones worked as 2nd team RT, Jermaine Johnson 2nd LT.

* Kendal Thompkins (now wearing an 83 jersey) made some nice plays over the middle of the field today.

* Graig Cooper, Richard Gordon, and Leonard Hankerson all made big plays in the passing game.

* During 3rd and 5 situations, the first play on offense was Jacory, Coop, same 1st team OL, Aldarius, Hankerson (slot), Thompkins, and Gordon. 2nd play was Streeter, Byrd, Collier, and Baby J.

* Chavez Grant had a pick 6 on Jacory today.

* The defense put some good pressure on the QBs today -- sacks came from Andrew Smith, Darryl Sharpton, Jordan Futch, Steven Wesley, and Olivier Vernon.

* During 3rd down practice, the defense won the drill so they got to watch the offense run gassers. Mike James was the first offensive player to finish. Only one player didn't finish in required time.

* On defense, Coach Barrow seemed to be coaching up the linebackers pretty good.

* Next practice is scheduled for Friday. We'll be there. The first scrimmage will be Saturday and will be there for all the action.

* Stay tuned for player interviews.

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