The list of true freshmen who get looks the first couple of weeks in fall camp to play right away seems like it’s getting to be less and less every year. As of today, it’s just one: receiver Demetrius Gray. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Gray, from Aurora, Ill., ran with the first teamers for most of Monday’s practice. “Outside of that, nothing right now,” said head coach Craig Bohl.
- Defensive linemen Ryan Drevlow and Justin Juckem were back in pads. There were the usual grouping of players with minor injuries but outside of what has been reported with the likes of Anthony LaVoy (wrist), Jesse Hinz (torn pectoral) and Garrett Bruhn (shoulder), everybody should be ready for the opener. “All these other guys, they’ll probably see the wizard the last week, game week, and are going to be fine,” Bohl said.
- It was a sloppy practice with coaches getting frustrated with missed assignments.
- The offensive line had trouble protecting the quarterback. That’s never good.
- Redshirt freshman cornerback C.J. Smith continues to impress at a position that is already deep. He made one pass breakup that prompted Bohl to yell, “You’re showing us something.”
- Sophomore Adam Schueller struggled at center, presumably a spot where the Bison are trying to find a backup to Joe Lund.
- Junior defensive tackle Danny Luecke made two straight tackles for lost yardage in scrimmage situations and like Smith making an impression at a position that is already deep.
- True freshman defensive end Chuks Amaechi made a defensive touchdown against the No. 2 offense.