Well, it was yet another hot one.
The good news: A few injured players returned: quarterback Jaybo Shaw and offensive lineman Brad Sellers.
The rest of those on the beach this week were still on the beach.
The team started a couple of new drills: including one for kickoff returns, and one for the hurry-up offense.
The first two segments of the last drill seemed to go well, with the defense making a good play and the offense making a long drive that finished with the defense making a good play.
But, in the end, coach Johnson wasn’t at all happy with the consistency of the effort, repeating a theme from throughout the week.
It’s always interesting talking to Johnson after practices. He’s an honest man, which is appreciated (I would think) by all. And you can see why he’s had so much success. He’s driven and doesn’t settle. Today he remarked that the players walk around like they’ve already won something, when in their last game they were beaten soundly by LSU. It’s all about the last game.
Josh Nesbitt made some good throws today, as did Tevin Washington. Both seemed particularly good with long throws, something that the coaches and players want to see more of this year.
Rod Sweeting has made some solid plays during the past few days, as has Jerrard Tarrant. The competition at defensive back is going to be very interesting over the next three weeks.
That’s it for now.