8-13 Football Practice Notebook

Demetrio was out at SMU football practice today and has a notebook plus Q&As with Taylor Lasecki and Beau Barnes.

Taylor Lasecki Q&A

Beau Barnes Q&A

Football Practice Notes:

Kolney Cassel continued to build on his strong camp. Looked really good yesterday and didn't miss a beat today. All his passes looked crisp and were on target.

Neal Burcham showed off his arm strength, rifling a pass to Der'rikk Thompson in double coverage.

Darius Joseph look absolutely  unguardable in the slot today- made a number of great catches. 

Matt Davis seemed hesitant to pull the trigger on his throws.

Daniel Gresham looked really good catching out of the backfield.

— Cassel had a perfectly placed pass in between zone coverage to find a receiver for a solid gain.

— Overall, Burcham struggled a bit with his control today.

Jeremiah Gaines made an awesome catch in traffic over the middle.

— Thompson made a catch over the middle and split the defense - taking it to the house.

— Thompson made another catch two plays later along the sideline and out ran everyone.

Stephen Nelson looks really good. He catches everything thrown his way.

— Special teams/punt returns 7/9 went for scores (only 4 coverage guys and 4 blockers).

Darius Durall scooped up a short punt and took it all the way.

Daijuan Stewart had a solid punt return, split the coverage up the middle and took it all the way.

Deion Sanders Jr. also took it to the house.

— Aaron Staford took his return towards the far sideline, turned on the after burners and took all the way.

— Stewart returned another punt right up the middle.

— Stafford reversed field and turned it up the side line for a score

— Stewart carved his way through the defense and scored on another return.

John Bordano was working with no. 1's again today.

Caleb Tuiasosopo was back in today- wearing a sleeve on his knee.

William Jeanlys made an awesome read, sat on top of a post and picked off the pass.

Myles Crosby made a great play, under cutting a deep cross and coming away with the pick.

Derek Longoria jumped in front of a comeback route to make an interception.

— Jeanlys and Adam Waheed combined to deny Gaines a catch in the endzone.

Ajee Montes showed great focus, making a play on a tipped pass and returning it 20 yards.

— Bordano made an interception on crossing route. He read the play well and jumped in front of the receiver.

A.J. Justice made a diving interception along the sideline on a comeback route.

Jackson Mitchell made a great play, making a pick of a tipped ball.

Jordan Miller also got a pick.

Horace Richardson intercepted a poorly thrown deep ball and returned it all the way back.

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