Henley once sang, "If dirt were dollars I wouldn't worry anymore". Well, if hard
work were wins on a football field in the fall, then Lobo fans won't worry any
more. Even though the team has been going day and night for nine days, you
wouldn't know it from the practice in full pads under the lights at the Lobo
Football Practice Complex. It was a smorgasbord of drills: kickoff and punt
returns, 7-on-7 drills all sandwiched around an intense full contact scrimmage
with only the quarterback spared the wrath of the Lobo defense.
Last night the offense looked good and tonight the defense made the offense PAY. Jerrell Malone, Ken West and Gabe Fullbright all had an interception during the scrimmage. Gabe took his pick all the way home! The offense rallied around Kole. Ryan, and the rest of the Hitmen) using Adrian Byrd as a human battering ram to finally score.
On a night that the offense wished it had done more it
was still good to see the spread offense make some plays. My offensive player
was Adrian Byrd, again. He is quietly having, in my opinion, one heck of a fall
camp and is a solid runner who has power behind his grace.
Move over Steve Persley there's a new-old cornerback who
is as lighting quick as you! Gabe Fullbright returned punts, kickoffs, and
showed why he will be one corner that you better stay away from this fall. He
was all over the field and when he gets his hands on the ball LOOK OUT he can
I went to shake Tyson Ditmore's right hand after practice but he stuck out the left instead. He told me it hurt but you would not know it by the way he practiced. He is a smart, steady player who rarely is out of position and is getting his reps with the first unit. Playing as a true freshman last year is paying its dividends now. He looks well seasoned to me. Have a great season Tyson.