There were a few casualties to the heat (nothing serious), but, for the most part, everyone made it through without too much trouble. Some of the more impressive numbers came prior to practice.
"We didn't do a whole lot today," said Bunting. "But we tested them this morning with all the measurables, and certainly there were some incredible measurables. The Xavier Raineys and the Tommy Richardsons are jumping through the roof. We've got some strength on some guys and some others need to improve upon that – and they will.
"As I told them after practice, there's no way to prepare for this except being in Jeff Connors' program. I'm not a grudge holder, so don't worry about that. If you're not in good enough shape right now, and you're not strong enough, don't worry about it. We'll get you there, just stay with us. We had a couple guys fall out a little bit – and some hadn't even cracked a sweat – but we'll get them all there. I'm really excited about this group.
"We have some very good athletes. Defensive end guys are really athletic, and I think our wide recievers have some talent. I wish Rikki Cook could play this year because he looks extremely good and he looks like he has great leadership qualities too.
Of this group, Bunting expects five to seven true freshmen to see action this year, including Victor Worsley, Xavier Rainey, Tommy Richardson, and one or two from each of the groups of wide recievers and defensive linemen.
Stay tuned to Inside Carolina for more from this afternoon's practice.