Friday's Practice Report

A light Friday practice provided a warm up for a busy Saturday scrimmage. We give you the latest from Faurot.

Friday practice, April 1, 2005

WX: Increasing clouds & blustery

57 with NW Winds at 12-16 mph

Uni's: Shorts and shells

Not much too talk about today as the practice was short, and was mainly drill work.

CROSSETT OFF THE CROSSBAR: The team practiced kick-off coverage and staying in their lanes. With the wind, Crossett hit one about ten feet up off the right upright.

Adam continues to be the lone shining beacon of the kicking corps. Can you say Mr. Casady, come on down?

PALMED: Two weeks ago it was reported Tony Palmer was running second-team because of a weight issue. He needed to lose 7 pounds. Apparently the weight is off, as Palmer was back on the first line today.

STRAINED: WR Sean Coffey is out for at least a week with a 1st or 2nd Degree Shoulder Strain/Seperation. It is not the same shoulder he hurt last fall. It came on the play reception yesterday where he was hit by Jason Simpson.

KO RETURN: Woodley, Woods, Temple, and DoJo are the four who have worked as kick off returners this spring. It's still too early to tell who will emerge from this group, but it's a good bet that Woodley will be one of them.

YOST ON RECRUITING: The Tigers are currently in a "Quiet Period." According to Coach Yost recruits can come on campus, call on their own expense, and the University can mail recruiting info. They will break out of this period on April 18th, and have four weeks (all schools must specify a four-week period between April 15th and the end of May) as an evaluation period where they can visit schools (twice) and recruits can be evaluatated athletically and academically. He also mentioned this is a time when a lot of camps are held.

Yost has seen 7-8 kids this season at the MU Spring football workouts. That is about normal. Recruiting is going a little bit slower this year than it did last year, which he attributes, obviously, to the differences in success on the field. Things right now are going very well, but he feels the staff will only target about 14-16 kids from the state this recruiting period. The staff doesn't see much change in that number this year (somewhat of a surprise).

SATURDAY'S SCRIMMAGE: Pinkel expects it to be pretty long and very thorough. He wants to give the first and second teams 10 downs in 6 or 7 quarters. Plus, the third team will see almost as much action with fourth teamers mixed in here and there with the third team. He also indicated places where position battles are tight will see some revolving of players from team to team. We'll try to keep that in mind as we watch the scrimmage and provide a full report of what the Tigers do.


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