Monday Night Practice Report

The offense controlled Monday night‚s practice, for the most part. The offensive line and the tailbacks had their pride crushed following Saturday's scrimmage. However, head coach Phillip Fulmer liked the way his group shot back during Monday's second practice.

"I think they were challenged," Fulmer said. "They should have been challenged. They got whipped at the line of scrimmage (on Saturday). I think the offense responded."

One of the players on the offensive line leading the charge was Steven Jones. Jones, a mid-term enrollee a year-and-a-half ago hasn't been heard from much. Yet, if Monday's practice was any indication, he's primed for a break-out season.'

"I thought Steven Jones made some significant progress tonight," Fulmer said.

The quarterback competition is expected to become a bit more clear after Wednesday's scrimmage, too. Fulmer said he continued to accept the good as well as the bad with his two true freshmen, Erik Ainge and Brent Schaeffer.

"Both of them did pretty well and also made enough mistakes to get you beat," Fulmer said. "We have a good idea of where they are and now we'll play on a level playing field come Wednesday night."

WHAT‚S IN A NUMBER: The team is expected to get in between 80 and 90 plays on Wednesday.

HE'S BACK: Greg Jones, a junior defensive lineman, was spotted practicing for the first time in over a week. Academics had kept him out of action for the past few days. Jones will red-shirt this season.

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