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Practice round up August 10-14

Posted by cuorange on August 14, 2009

tuttleOn August 10 the Tigers held a 2 1/2 hour practice.  Brandon Clear, Jacoby Ford and Andre Branch missed practice due to injury.

The Tigers held their first scrimmage on August 11.  Of course, the big question related to the QB position, but Swinney deflected those questions and the naming of a starter or even a leader in the race.  Swinney felt the same way the following day after watching the film of the 1st scrimmage.

The kicking game appears to be Swinney’s biggest remaining fear with Spencer Benton going 0-4 on field goals, and while Richard Jackson was 4-5 on field goals, he did miss an extra point.

The interior defensive line appears to be a strength at this point and Ricky Sapp earned an “A+” from Swinney.

Wednesday, August 12 brought back two-a-days and a film session on the previous days scrimmage and a lecture on the importance of special teams.

Quarterback-Center exchanges were an issue on August 13th with both Willy Korn and Kyle Parker losing fumbles in goal line situations.

The other news was FB/HB Chad Diehl working at linebacker and the decision to redshirt Kourtnei Brown (after he played his first two years on campus).

Friday’s practice was 2 and 1/2 hours before the scrimmage on Saturday morning.  The continued absence of Jacoby Ford, while concerning on one hand, has proved as a blessing in another way as the Tigers young receivers get some time with the first team.  Redshirt freshman Jaron Brown has stepped up according to Swinney.

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