The linemen, linebackers, and running backs got into the hitting action once the running drills started. Keyunta Dawson looked pretty impressive, finding his way into the backfield more often than not. Duckett was his usual self, sneaking through the line fairly often. Ken Scott had a good showing in the interior. On the linebacker front things are looking good. Saldi, Smith, and Stratton all had good days. On the offensive side of the ball things looked good as well. Texas Tech may pass most of the time, but that doesn't mean they don't work just as hard on their run blocking. The line was getting a good surge, though they did have some problems with a few of the stunts used by the defense.
The quarterback competition continued today with Robert Johnson splitting snaps with Cumbie in the skeleton drills. Johnson had a couple of notable plays in today's practice. the first was a deep pass to Nehemiah Glover during one on one drills. Johnson managed to throw a perfect ball to a tightly covered Glover. On the second play Johnson showed his accuracy while running. Johnson has the ability to throw the ball without breaking stride, a skill that makes the young quarterback a big threat to opposing defenses. Cumbie had a solid day as well, though he was throwing more short balls than during the past couple of days. This is definitely a two man race right now, and it has to be considered neck and neck with just three days of practice in the books.