What are your impressions after day one?
“Uh, good. Good day. The team is…it’s a rejuvenated team. And I like the way they’ve really trained over the last two-and-a-half months and getting back on the field was great today.”
Rejuvenated in what way?
“Just attitude, confidence, there was a bounce in their step, and it’s been good. It’s been good over the last weeks, months, and great to get back started on the field.”
I know it’s only been one day, but what did you think of Shea [Patterson]?
“Um, did good. Did a good job. As did a lot of guys, you know. And for a first day, I mean, it was…guys had studied. Guys, you know, it wasn’t the first time they’d thought about the plays or the defensive calls or the punt protections. Guys came out and had a high level of understanding and there was good execution [for a] first day.”
Do you have an update on Shea’s timeline with regard to eligibility or when you might hear something from the NCAA?
Are you hopeful or what do you think?
“I don’t have an update.”
When you go through, because you don’t have an update and you don’t know, do you go through just a normal progression with him and say ‘You’re going to get these reps’ and then the other guys the same way? Do you just go with it thinking that okay, yeah, we will have him?
“Uh, the reps are being evenly distributed amongst the quarterbacks.”
Is Grant Newsome able to practice yet?
He can do anything with the team right now?
“He’s working out, he’s conditioning, but he’s not at the point to come back and practice with the team.”
I think you said Grant Perry’s also limited on the radio. Is there anybody else besides those two that’s not going to be full go by spring ball?
“Yeah. Luiji [Vilain], Jameson Offerdahl, there’s a few. And then Ty Wheatley, looks like he fractured the metacarpal [Ed. A- metatarsal] in his foot today, so he’ll be out for all of spring ball but back for the season.”
[After THE JUMP: out-of-the-gate leaders, some O-line clarity, and RPOh no]