Thursday's workout was the first for new staff members Kurt Roper (running backs) and Matt Luke (tight ends). Fulmer described them as "young guys, high-spirited guys with good energy. They are as smart as can be.
"It's a real plus that they've been around our offense's terminology, it's close enough that they are not having to feel their way around the offense. David (Cutcliffe) basically took it from here to Ole Miss and that's what they've learned, so that part has been good. Trooper (Taylor) is the same way at receiver. It was a really positive day that way."