Back from watching the first 20 minutes or so of practice, and not much to report. Everybody who should be out there appears as if they are. I saw Everrette Thompson lining up with the ones at defensive end during the early walk-through period (as did Talia Crichton, who sat out the end yesterday with a tweaked knee — we’ll see what those two guys do once the hitting gets heavier near the end of today’s workout).
And as you can hopefully tell in the picture to the right, the team is indeed in full pads for the first time this year.
There was some return work early on, and here is who was lined up where:
Handling punt returns were Kevin Smith, Devin Aguilar, Johri Fogerson and DiAndre Campbell; handling kickoffs were Chris Polk, Desmond Trufant, Deontae Cooper and Jesse Callier (and note that Cody Bruns, also in the punt return mix, was working as a holder on field goals at that time).
Also, here are a few links:
— I did an interview talking about Pac-10 football with Aaron Torres, that you can find here.
— Steve Sarkisian’s mentioned in this ESPN.com story on how coaches are handling Twitter.
— Jon Wilner writes that Cal and Stanford are getting even more restrictive in their media policies.
— The Huskies are headlined in The Oregonian’s daily Pac-10 links package.
More after practice.
August 13, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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