It was a short and light practice Friday, coming a day after a practice that ended with a 40-plus-play scrimmage. They were in shorts and the offenses and defenses spent most of the practice on individual work and in a clean up mode.
They did come together for a short 7-on-7, with Richard Brehaut, Brett Hundley and Kevin Prince getting a chance to fling the ball around, and there was a brief team period at the end. There was a significant difference between the two. In the 7-on-7, the quarterbacks were pretty sharp. Brehaut hit some nice throws, fitting the ball into tight windows. Prince made some nice throws. The three quarterbacks hit just about everything - the only incompletion a bad drop by Malcolm Jones.
When they went into team, though, that all went away, Brehaut missed badly on some pretty easy throws. On back to back plays inside the red zone, he fired wild and high and missed Nelson Rosario and then missed long on a throw to an open Joseph Fauria in the corner of the end zone. Fauria could have helped him, but couldn't get his feet under him to make a play on the ball. On the other hand, the throw could have had a little more air under it. Brehaut also threw an interception that went right to Jordan Zumwalt. It appeared the pass was intended for Fauria.
Hundley also had a pass picked off, missing well behind Rosario in the end zone. Courtney Viney, tailing Rosario on the play, ended up in perfect position to make the pick. Had the ball been thrown in front of the receiver, it's an easy touchdown.
The defensive line had a nice team session, though there was no live hitting. Nate Chandler would have had a sack on one play and Donovan Carter worked his way into position for a TFL on a running play to Jones.
Center Kai Maiava did individual work, but was held out of team. Damien Thigpen and Todd Golper also did not practice.
Datone Jones and Damien Holmes were the ends with the No. 1 defense, with Justin Edison and Cassius Marsh at the tackles.
Coach Rick Neuheisel was attending funeral services for former offensive coordinator Homer Smith.
Prince, who has been cleared to participate in 7-on-7s but has not done a lot of throwing, stayed after practice to make some throws to Shaquelle Evans.
Friday Practice Notes
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