Early practice notes, 8/7
- Gene Chizik said the team's two practice groups are split up randomly, but the first group today sure looked like the top guys. Ben Tate, Mario Fannin, Chris Todd, Kodi Burns, the entire projected starting offensive line are all working together today.
- WR DeAngelo Benton had a few drops during the first five drills. That seemed unusual to me. Gus Malzahn must have agreed; he made a few remarks to Benton about it.
- Todd was more accurate today -- through the first five drills.
- If you look closely at the Ben Tate and Fairley pictures below, you'll see that players are wearing what looks like Saran Wrap on their helmets. These are their game helmets and the clear wrapping prevents collision-induced scuff marks from facemasks. Gotta keep those helmets clean for the Louisiana Tech game.
The team huddling before practice begins.
Nick Fairley in the flesh.
Ben Tate during the first drill.
Mario Fannin, aka Mario Speedwagon, hauling in a pass from assistant coach Curtis Luper.
Kodi Burns preparing for a pass during the second drill.
Remember when Trooper Taylor said: ``You can't make the club in the tub"? Here they are -- the tubs.