Practice Report: Tuesday August 7

The Blue Raiders wrapped up practice on a day in which temperatures soared over 100 degrees.

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider football team held its second day of fall practice in the 100 degree heat Tuesday. Defense was the name of the game, as the defensive line shined in the team drill towards the end of the day. The day mostly consisted of individual and one on one drills, but star defensive ends Erik Walden and Tavares Jones controlled the tempo during the team portion of practice. Desmond Gee looks as if he is ready to pick up where he left off last season, as he had many breakaway runs and great catches.

Head Coach Rick Stockstill again tallied the practice as middle of the road, saying that "the offense got off to a great start and did a nice job during our pass skeleton session then at the end the defense responded . . . and go the better end of our team drill."

The Blue Raiders practice again tomorrow in jerseys and shorts from 5:25 to 7:30. They will practice at that time every day this week, until having two practices on Saturday at 9:35 and 4:40.

Receiver Update
Patrick Honeycutt looked sharp, and made several great catches throughout the day, while showing the ability to be consistent. He could be the glue for this year's receiving corps. Bobby Williams, sporting his new #1 jersey, had a good day, and is gearing up for a big season.

Setting the World on Fire
Freshman Dwight Dasher has a cannon for an arm. While he shows signs of his youth in the early days of practice, his strong arm and speed mean a bright future for the Blue Raiders.

Walk On News
Wide Receiver Ben Graves picked up where he left off in the spring. The redshirt freshman receiver could prove to be a huge factor in the coming years, if not sooner. Southpaw Quarterback Jeremy Perry showed off his solid arm as well.

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