The offense, particlularly the quarterbacks, struggled a bit at practice this morning. Quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski seemed frustrated at times with MarQueis Gray, Max Shortell, Phillip Nelson and Mitch Leidner. QB play, especially Gray, had been a bright spot throughout early practices. It will be interesting to see how they respond at practice tomorrow.
Some other bits from today, with Jerry Kill video below:
-Senior defensive back Michael Carter continued his strong play, including another interception. Gopher fans have waited a while for some positives from Carter, who was close to the team lead wearing the "Minnesota Loafer" jersey last season.
"I'm proud of him to this point," Kill said, "He's worked hard, had a good summer a much better spring, and continued that on. I certainly hope that he continues to do what he's doing because it makes us a better football team."
-It appears to me that freshman "athlete' KJ Maye is getting more looks with the first and second team offense. Listed in that "athlete" position, the coaches expected to use him all over the field. I'll be curious to see how much more involved he gets as camp goes on.
-Offensive lineman Josh Campion responded well during a live drill portion after being on the wrong side of a Matt Limegrover lecture. It's been a while since he's played because of that head injury last year, I'm sure there is some rust that he needs to get off.
-Secondary coach Jay Sawvel hasn't thrown his hat at anybody yet, which leads me to believe he's pleased with his guys!
Here's some post-practice video of Coach Kill, starting with some running back talk: