Kevin Pope Q&A
Jesse Montgomery Q&A
Football Practice Notes:
— Darius Durall is gonna be a dangerous player on screen passes. He is lightning quick and can make guys miss. Give him at least one block and he can make something happen.
— Of all the backs, Kevin Pope looks to be the best overall- should get the nod against Baylor.
—Overall Burcham continues to look sharp- has confidence in his arms and his receivers. Looked very good.
— Davis, on the other hand, still shows too much hesitation and lacks accuracy on his throws.
— Burcham fired a ball to Jeremiah Gaines over the middle and he held onto it, despite taking a hit immediately after the catch.
— Durall had a great run- ran through a couple people then out ran everyone for a long run.
— Burcham seems to have really pulled away from the other QBs. I would genuinely be surprised if he isn't the starter- especially after seeing him in practice today- made lots of good reads, didn't turn over the ball, and made all the right throws.
— Strephen Nelson continued to catch everything thrown his way. He has become a bit of a safety blanket for Burcham.
— I'll be first to admit I was wrong- Jonathan Yenga is a beast in the middle of the defense. I'm surprised given how he is slightly undersized, but he makes incredible reads and is an explosive player. Any combination of inside linebackers that includes Yenga should be awesome.
— Montgomery had a nice pass break up over the middle. Just stuck his arm out and swatted the ball out of the receiver's hands.
— Hayden Greenbauer was also notably absent from practice.
— Montgomery jumped in front of a route and came away with a pick. Great athletisism.
— Jeanlys caught the brunt of a collision with K.C. Nlemchi, but managed to wrestle him down.