The five things he learned at practice today. This may have been covered already in the Twitter thread, but that one is getting a little full.
TL:DR - Rudock starts at Utah, OL is has improved, secondary could be good, pass rush is meh, uses the word "stud" in regards to RB's.
Looks like this video might have been lost in the shuffle last night, since I was advised to make a thread for it in the CTK Day 15 thread.
First practice video, with a first glimpse of Derrick Green and Shane Morris officially in the Maize and Blue.
Or maybe the Heisman commitee should wait a bit before engraving TP's name on this year's trophy.
OSU had their "jersey scrimmage" on Saturday and the offensive results were not pretty. TP was 10 of 24 for 151 yards with 1 TD and 0 INTs. His backups: Kenny Guiton was 6 of 16 for 40 yards and Joe Bauserman was 2 of 6 for 14 yards.
Well, that is just a sign of how awesome OSU's starting defense is, right? Err...well, not so much, as 5 of OSU's projected starters on defense did not play including Cameron Heyward, Ross Homan, Chimdi Chekwa, Devon Torrance (that is both starting CB's, btw) and Nathan Williams.
Maybe we should swap our first team D for OSU's second team D...or maybe, OSU/TP is not going to be the offensive juggernaut that some members of the MSM are predicting based solely on TP's good-but-not-great Rose Bowl performance.
After hearing the buzz that Fitzgerald Touissant and JT Turner were beasts in practice last fall, I'm curious if there were any early returns on Anthony Lalota at strongside DE? He had pretty good recruiting hype and a year to redshirt. I'm hoping he can step up with the depth chart (Heininger and Adam Patterson) so thin, and no recruits at strongside to speak of in this class. Any word?
RR is on WTKA right now and just said that there are still clearinghouse issues with JT Turner. He's hoping to have them resolved by start of practice on Sunday. Adrian Witty is also not ready to go due to some test score issues.
NCAA teams are restricted to 15 spring practices. My question extends past the spring. Are there similar restrictions on summer or fall pre-season camp? I have read that Coach Rod wants all of the class of 2009 on campus right after the end of the 08-09 school year. Will this be just for conditioning, or for formal practicing, or does formal practice only begin in August?
Many questions here, my thanks in advance to those who know the answers.