2005 Training Camp Day IX

             

Don 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.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER

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.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER

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 fly low!

505 Player

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.


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