I also asked Davis if Young's bulk, or anything else that he's seen from his new QB during the first two days of practice, surprised him. "He's a little thicker than he was during recruiting," the coordinator said. "We knew he had great skills and he has shown that during the four practices. I've also been very impressed with him off the field. He's approached everything with a mature attitude." . . .
Kasey Studdard again alternated sides of the ball Wednesday, working with the OL during the morning practice session and the DL during the evening session. After the morning workout, the head coach said that Brian Robison planned to stick with the LBs for at least the near future, but Robison worked a bit on the offensive side of the ball (at fullback during protection drills in what may have simply been an effort by the coaches to balance the reps between two RBs and five LBs) during the evening practice. Haney, another of the Day One double trainers, worked out with the defense both Wednesday morning and evening. . . .
Wednesday evening's workout had the biggest contingent of veterans in attendance out of the four freshman practices. The group of upperclassmen checking out their new teammates included Cedric Benson, Derrick Dockery, Alfio Randall, Will Matthews, Cory Redding, Kyle Shanahan and Chance Mock, among several others. Former QB and current radio host Major Applewhite stopped by the Wednesday morning practice, as did senior TE Chad Stevens, whose role on the team has taken on added significance with the Bo Scaife injury. Brock Edwards, another player who will be asked to step up in the absence of Scaife, attended Tuesday's afternoon workout as did current players Austin Sendlein, who brother Lyle is a true freshman center, Rod Babers and Dakarai Pearson and legendary coach Darrell Royal. All of the veterans will check in at Jester starting at 1:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
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