The Bison lost a player this morning when receiver Reed Duchscher told head coach Craig Bohl that he no longer wants to play. “He said he lost his love for the game,” Bohl said. “He just hung it up.”
Duchscher, a walkon from Rugby, N.D., who worked his way into the regular rotation in the past year, was a steady player who rarely made mistakes. He saw the field at times last year, but did not register a reception. His departure likely means a bigger role for sophomore Cooper Wahlo behind starters Warren Holloway and Zach Vraa and backus Trevor Gebhart and Ryan Smith.
- Defensive tackle Leevon Perry had two straight quarterback sacks, but he also jumped offsides once, too.
- The defense had the better of the offense today, in particular the 1 vs. 1 matchups. When the offense failed to score on a goal-line situation at the end of practice, offensive coordinator Brent Vigen raised his vocal pitch to levels rarely heard from him.
- Linebacker Logan Hushka is out of a shoulder harness and looks closer to getting back on the field.
- Cornerback Marcus Williams returned after a couple of days away with a leg injury. He closes just as quick as anybody in the FCS.
- Bohl on the close of camp portion of fall practice: “We made progress. Lots of times it’s never as good as you hoped it would be but we’re making progress. Certainly, there’s more athleticism on the field and that’s become apparent to me. I think the attitude of the guys is good and it won’t be too long until we’re playing a game.”