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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Thompson adds depth at WR

Tavaris Thompson’s presence was evident throughout Tuesday’s practice. The sophomore wide receiver, who’s been slowed throughout preseason camp, concluded his first full-pads practice, making several downfield plays. Conditioning remains an issue, but the 6-foot-2, 170-pound wideout adds speed and size.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Young DEs under spotlight

The process to replace injured defensive end Albert McClellan began Saturday with a two-hour scrimmage. Marshall University freshmen Michael Janac, Vinny Curry and Johnny Jones are physically up to the task, but a decided learning curve remains over the next two weeks. Janac enjoyed the most productive scrimmage, “sacking” Brian Anderson and batting down a Bernard Morris pass.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Young players receiving long looks

Underclassmen and newcomers have been the talk of Marshall University’s preseason football camp, and most are receiving long looks. With several starters and veterans sidelined with injuries, younger players are seizing opportunity. Freshmen linemen on both sides, particularly defensive ends Montel Glasco and Vinny Curry, are standing out. Several true freshmen defensive linemen will dodge redshirts this season.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Legursky, McClellan injury

Results were mixed from Monday’s Marshall University football practice. Despite oppressive heat, players are holding up well conditioning-wise. Real concern reared when senior center Doug Legursky and junior defensive end Albert McClellan were sidelined with leg injuries. Neither appeared especially serious, however, but the team leaders will sit out Tuesday’s first practice in full pads.