It’s Ken Sugiura here, pinch-hitting for Doug.
The Jackets completed their first practice in full pads Friday, a roughly two-hour session that featured a couple scraps as tempers flared in the heat.
Among the players standing out on the day was redshirt freshman Quentin Sims, who mad ea couple nice catches on deep balls in passing drills.
The offense installed different elements of their package, including screen passes and misdirection plays. They looked pretty sharp in doing so, the screens in particular.
There were three scraps, the second between defensive end Anthony Egbuniwe and B-back Anthony Allen. Both ended up on the ground and perhaps a dozen players entered the fray to break it up.
Coach Paul Johnson chalked it up to the heat and the raised intensity from playing in pads.
The team will do some 11-on-11 work in Bobby Dodd Stadium at 9 a.m. 9:45 a.m. The session will be open to the public. The team will also have its fan day at Bobby Dodd from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., a free event.
Look for notes online and in Saturday’s paper.