Fall Camp: Day Two

Joshua Tinch (ITV)

<b>FALL CAMP REPORT, DAY TWO</b> -- The action heated up on the field on the second day of fall camp and ITV brings you the action. A recruit and his family stopped by and two new, talented wide receiver transfers joined the mix.

Fall Practice:  Day Two

The second day of fall practice wrapped up earlier this evening and the Cards now prepare to meet the fans and media Saturday morning at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Here's our report from Friday's practice.

Position Breakdown

QB  It appears the same order..LeFors, Rascati and Bush....Bush appears to be closing the gap on Rascati after two days...LeFors threw the ball well today and hit most receivers in stride....Michael Bush threw the ball much better on Friday and showed nice touch on his deep fade routes....Rascati struggled somewhat during skeleton drills.

WR  Joshua Tinch has had a great first two days of practice...if the ball is catchable,  Tinch hauls it in...He's also made several spectacular catches because of his athleticism...Broderick Clark looks like he's ready to have a breakout season...He's catching the ball consistently and has the ability to score anytime...JR Russell has been relatively quite but seemed to turn it up a notch toward the end of Friday's practice...Russell made a nice diving catch while falling out of bounds.

TE    Richard Owens caught the ball and turned upfield well during drills.  

DL  Bobby Leffew played well and swatted a couple of passes down at the line of scrimmage during skeleton drills...Jeremy Seguin could see playing time this fall at tackle...he has good quickness and appears to possess the ability to penetrate into the opponent's backfield.

LB  The second team consists of James Greene, John Cardoza and John Jackerson....Robert McCune made an interception off a deflection during skeleton drills.

DB  The secondary batted down three passes during skeleton drills...CB Dominique Dunbar picked off a pass through the hands of Robert Haskins.  

K/P  Wade Tydlacka appears the favorite at punter.  He's been consistent with his punts and has put good hang time and distance on his boots.  There appears to be a good battle brewing between Todd Flanery and Rob Zarrilli for kickoff duties.

News and Notes

Former Cardinal great and Pro Bowl kicker David Akers donated a portable field goal post to the Cardinal football program....the portable unit, which has adjustable post width, got much use this summer by the current Cardinal kickers.....true freshman Josh Deer, signed as an offensive lineman, was in a "red" shirt on Friday and saw time with the defensive line....Apparently B.J. Vickers has not submitted his transcripts and paperwork to the NCAA Clearinghouse and will not be attending UofL this fall....teammate Antwuan Giddens won't make it to UofL this fall either but could still possibly join the program for the spring semester........


Jones joins Cards (ITV)
Sergio Spencer is not enrolled at UofL....recruit Michael Hobbs attended practice with his parents....Hobbs has not yet received a scholarship offer from the Cardinal coaches......WR Montrell Jones, the highly touted transfer from the University of Tennessee, was on the field and participated in drills....TE Chad Jorgensen once again missed practice because of a conflict with summer classes....It appears that lineman Brian Devine is no longer with the Cardinal football program....WR Antoine Sharpe, a transfer from Florida, participated in drills and caught the ball well....Sharpe has good size and athleticism....Once again the pace and intensity of practice was high....

Scouts Seat

True freshman DL Shane Bailey has extremely quick feet and speed upfield....


Harley (67) and Okoye (91) (ITV)
DL Brinson Harley, a red-shirt freshman, has good quickness and changes direction well....16 year old DL Amobi Okoye moves very well for his size and has a very good motor.....freshmen walk-on kickers Todd Flanery and Rob Zarelli both have strong legs and the ability to kick the ball into the end zone....they should battle throughout camp for the starting kick off duties....freshman WR Harry Douglas has good speed but needs to improve his ability catching the ball....Wade Tydlacka continues to punt the ball well with good hang time and distance on his punts....he's been consistent the first two days of camp.....S Kerry Rhodes has playmaking ability in the secondary and broke up a couple passes during drills....Michael Bush can make all the throws but needs to improve his ability to read the defense....

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