Fall Camp: Day 6 Report

Wednesday's practice started similarly to Monday's; hot. Although some players were soaked in sweat after one warm-up drill, they battled the heat and had some impressive moments.

One interesting part of today's practice was a drill to work on the team's hurry-up offense. The first and second-team offenses took snaps as plays were shouted out. Adam Weber appeared to have a good rhythm with his trio of receivers, Da'Jon McKnight, Hayo Carpenter and Troy Stoudermire. Weber threw crisp passes while his wideouts ran quality routes to combine for a clean offensive set.

Reserve quarterback, MarQueis Gray took snaps with the second-team offense. Gray looked calm and threw the ball well, but the difference in receivers was noticeable. Gray slung a pass at his wideout who hadn't yet turned on his route. The pass was in the right place at the right time but was still dropped. Despite the drop, the second-teamers also looked to have a fluid hurry-up offense in place.

Despite the heat, the big guys on the offensive line were putting in work. Performing blocking drills against each other, the line was working hard. One area of note for the offensive line was that redshirt freshman, Ed Olson took some snaps with the first-team offense. The 6-foot-7, 305-pound, Mahtomedi native, looked comfortable and well-suited for first-team duties.

The tight end group looked good at practice today. Probable starter, Eric Lair, made a couple nice catches while the offense practiced their hurry-up sets. Senior tight end, Curtis Hughes also made a difficult over-the-shoulder catch in a passing drill. The tight end position was essential to the offense last season and looks to be off to a promising start this year.

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