It's always fun to watch the first day in full pads.
The intensity definitely gets amped up and the crack of the pads gets everyone excited.
There was a lot of focus on special teams work during Wednesday's practice as the coaches worked with the players on the proper angles to take when covering punts and kicks as well as how to rush the punter and kicker.
Junior P Tristan Vizcaino sure looks comfortable. Much more so than in previous camps.
He boomed several punts, both normal and rugby style getting good hang time on both.
When the teams went to 7-on-7 work, there was a heavy dose of redzone work done.
Jake Browning found Dante Pettis in the back corner of the endzone after getting separation from Kevin King for one big play while while Tony Rodriguez hit walk-on Drew Before for a short score as well.
The big play, at least from a passing standpoint, came when the offensive line picked up a heavy rush in front of Browning.
The sophomore quarterback turned to his right and found a streaking John Ross III open behind walk-on CB Dustin Bush. While the pass wasn't pretty, it found it's way into Ross' hands for what was a 40-yard touchdown pass.
On the ground, the big play of the day was turned in by Lavon Coleman who took a handoff over left tackle, made two players miss in space then outraced the secondary for a 60-yard touchdown run.
Coleman also had a nice run on 3rd-and-2, picking up a first down by bouncing a run to the right outside and breaking two tackles for a five yard gain.
Not to be left out, third-year sophomore RB Jomon Dotson also had a nice scoring run in goal line work, not finding anything inside and bouncing it outside for the two-yard touchdown run.
Walker picked off Rodriguez who overthrew Drew Sample in the endzone. Walker went high in the air to get the pick and brought it down relatively easily.
Miller's pick came off of Browning who tried to find TE David Ajamu at the goal line.
The second-year corner was in perfect position on the play, able to undercut Ajamu's route and make the play.
For more in-depth notes from practice, click here.
Players Out/Limited: The list has grown a tad over the past couple of practices.
Trey Adams, Austin Joyner, Jared Pulu, Jason Scrempos, John Clark, Quinten Pounds, Brandon Beaver and Brayden Lenius were all out of practice today and wideout Isaiah Renfro was missing from practice for the fourth-straight practice.null