The back up tailback position is up for grabs between a handful of freshmen. Behind Barrington Edwards, "…one of these guys is going to step up, we just don't know who," Bunting said. "I think there are a lot of freshmen that have played running back across the country."
Fifth-year senior Jarwarski Pollock said he was unaware that he is the leading returning rusher off last year's squad behind injured Ronnie McGill.
"I didn't know that," said Pollock, who had six carries for 24 yards in 2004. "Barrington Edwards will be the leader after this season."
Senior strong safety Mahlon Carey ran for 216 yards in 2002, but remains positioned on the defensive side of the ball.
Behind Matt Baker, it appears redshirt freshman Joey Bozich has moved into a close race with Roger Heinz, who Bunting said "will split a lot of snaps."
"There is a world of difference in our front seven," he said.
"What a price he paid; and his parents," Bunting said of Seagraves. "Everybody involved with getting him a sixth year really worked hard to get it done. He deserves it, and he got it. He's worked very hard here to do things right, and I hope he has a great training camp.
"When [Page] went down last year, there were a lot of long faces and I was one of them. But I knew he would have a chance to comeback and be a part of a better defense."
"His streak is still intact," Bunting said.
Better than expected: Bryon Bishop (back) and Scott Lenahan (knee) worked out in green jerseys -- limited contact.
As expected: Cameron Sexton (ankle) walked around the field frontwards and backwards without a cast or boot. He also worked out on the stationary bike.
Calvin Darity (foot) was at practice, but did not participate. However, his recovery is right on schedule.
Ronnie McGill (pectoral muscle) was at practice, but did not participate.
Nothing to worry about: For now, Mark Paschal is a linebacker... of course he practiced today.
Khalif Mitchell and Jacoby Watkins were sick and should return to practice soon.
Not on current roster: Joe Kedra (knee) and Xavier Rainey (leg) are not currently among the 105 players at practice. However, they both will be allowed to return to the team following the first day of classes.