Aug. 24, 2009
(2:48 p.m.): WEST HARRISON, Ind. – I didn’t realize this at the time I pulled into Higher Ground this morning, but UC had scheduled the Oklahoma drill for practice.
Unlike some other clubs and programs who announce days in advance that they’re going to run the Oklahoma drill* - which UC calls “Rodeo” – we had no idea it was going to happen until the whistle blew. I was chatting with blog favorite Tim Adams on a nice, sunny day when we both realized what was happening. I immediately pulled out my pad and started jotting down notes.
*In case you need a refresher course on the drill, click here.
Here’s what happened (or what I saw happen):
Brandon Mills over Evan Davis
CJ Cobb over Marcus Waugh
Guidugli over Craig Carey
TJ Franklin pancaked Obadiah Cheatham
Randy Martinez locks up Ricardo Thompson
Demetrius Jones beats Adrien Robinson
Collin McCafferty beats Frank Becker
Craig Parmenter over Alex Delisi
Ryan Paxson over Blake Annen
Rick Harris over Dan Sprague
Adam Dempsey over Mitch Kessel
Michael Hilty over Austen Bujnoch
Wesley Richardson over John Goebel
Ricardo Matthews over Chris Jurek
John Hughes over Jeff Linkenbach
Curtis Young over Alli
Derek Wolfe over Alex Hoffman
Alex Daniels over Jason Kelce
Rueben Haley over Guidugli
Waugh over Cobb (Cobb punched angrily at the air after this was over and then limped around for much of the rest of practice)
Craig Parmenter over Walter Stewart
Other observations from practice:
Redshirt freshman WR Danny Milligan took plenty of FG reps and looked pretty good.
The second team OL consisted of Sean Hooey, Randy Martinez, Evan Davis, CJ Cobb and Andre Cureton. RB Jacob Ramsey also ran with the second team, while Darrin Williams took reps with the first team. Goebel, it appears to me, is still not 100 percent healthy.
Sophomore linebacker JK Schaffer was held out of practice today because of an illness.
Red shirt freshman RB Quentin Hines popped Ramsey during a drill, and a surprised Ramsey only could chuckle afterward. Meanwhile, Scott Johnson was deemed too passive during the drill.
During 11 on 11s, sophomore QB Chazz Anderson overthrew at least two receivers.
And, finally, in the ugh-that-can’t-be-good file, DeAngelo Smith lost a footrace to a rookie kicker in Dallas Cowboys camp. Here’s the game story and the folo (with a picture!). Well, at least Smith seemed to take it in good humor.