Tuesday Practice and Video Report

A key starter returns to the practice field after being out for a week of fall camp; Head Coach Karl Dorrell talks at length about the injured bodies, and how he feels Tuesday's practice was a very good one, and an improved one for the offense, a day after Ben Olson was named the starter...

The football team was in full pads for its lone practice Tuesday, the first closed to the public.

The team generally looks tired, this being the 20th practice of fall camp.

The most significant news of the practice was the return of junior defensive tackle Kevin Brown to the field. Brown participated in the drills and the 7-on-7s and 11-on-11s, and didn't look like he was noticeably hampered by the injured ankle.

Head Coach Karl Dorrell comments about the injured players and more in the post-practice video interview linked below.

Players he didn't mention:

Derrick Williams sat out practice, still bothered by a thigh contusion.

Offensive tackle Tony Lee was dressed and practiced on a limited basis.

Tight end J.J. Hair is still out.

Ben Olson, the newly anointed starter at quarterback, got a vast majority of the reps with the 1s today, probably by a 4-to-1 margin to back-up Patrick Cowan. Olson looked a bit sharper than yesterday, with the offense working primarily on its short passing game.

Perhaps the play of the scrimmage was a corner post to Brandon Breazell thrown by Cowan. Breazell had to adjust to catch the ball over his other shoulder and grabbed it over Trey Brown in the corner of the endzone.

The primary concern for the team right now continues to look to be its offensive line production, both in creating room in the running game and pass protection. It wasn't a good day for pass protection, Tuesday, with the quarterbacks getting sacked numerous times, in some instances almost immediately after the snap.

Dorrell's Post-Practice Comments, #1 -- Watch Video

Dorrell's Post-Practice Comments, #2 -- Watch Video

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