Spring notebook - Day 1

WR Sammie Stroughter misses practice...QB Sean Canfield cleared to play...plenty of former Beaver football players on hand to help out.

Mar. 31


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- Short recap -

The Beaver football team hit the Reser Stadium turf for the first of fifteen practices. Expected junior college transfers RB Jeremy Francis, DT Stephen Paea and OT Viliamu Nau were all at practice although Nau just watched as his paperwork has not arrived yet. He is expected to practice Wednesday.

WR Sammie Stroughter and S Cameron Collins missed drills with the flu.

QB Sean Canfield was cleared to practice by the doctors, but Mike Riley does not want him to throw until the summer. DT Pernell Booth, who will miss spring practice recovering from ankle surgery, roamed the sidelines with a cane.

A handful of former Beaver football players including Yvenson Bernard, Kyle DeVan, Joey LaRocque and Alan Darlin were on hand teaching and working out with the team.


- Riley says -

Overall - “The guys worked hard today and had good enthusiasm. We’ll take it from here as this is just the start of building a foundation. Our goal is to put in the foundation of what we do. We want to cover a lot of situations in games – like our third down and red zone offenses. Overall, we want to work on the identity of this team in all areas.”

On Canfield sitting out the spring - “I’ve been very impressed with Sean during the offseason. He’s worked incredibly hard in the weight room and he has been engaged with this team. I think it’s important for him to be standing next to Danny Langsdorf and watching practice and be ready to go full speed this fall."


- Spring picture-

Cornerbacks coach Keith Heyward

Running backs coach Reggie Davis

Tight ends coach Tim Euhus



Spring camp essentials


Spring game and FeverFest:

The Spring Game and FeverFest is Sat., May 3 at 1 p.m. FeverFest includes the full Fan Fair at Parker Plaza. Advanced tickets are available at the legendary Gill Coliseum ticket office for $5 or at the Reser Stadium south ticket office booths on game-day.

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