Fifth, the defense in general is giving these new quarterbacks some challenges. In one series where Cody Kessler was under center, there were two back-to-back deflections by cornerback Anthony Brown (intended for Kyle Prater) and linebacker Marquis Simmons. With Wittek, cornerback Tony Burnett deflected a pass (intended for Brice Butler) and then on another play, the defensive line "sacked" the Mater Dei product.
Extra Points: Takeaways from Saturday
First, because tight end Rhett Ellison received stitches on his thumb Saturday after injuring it in a punting drill, walk-on tight end Michael Cox had a few solid catches during practice. The 6-4 redshirt freshman is from Bainbridge Island, Wash.
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