Appy State Day One Practice Report

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Appy State Day One Practice Report

Freshman offensive lineman Andrew Thomas – Fall Camp Day 4 – August 3, 2017
Freshman offensive lineman Andrew Thomas – Fall Camp Day 4 – August 3, 2017

It was much of the same at the Bulldogs 25th fall practice, but there was a few faces missing and some players were looking very sharp.

Jim Chaney was very vocal with his offense, as a whole today, and I am not sure as to what he was displeased with but he was sure to let his players know that he was not happy.
However, from my view, the Bulldogs offensive skill players looked very sharp and this was especially true for quarterbacks Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm. Both Eason and Fromm looked comfortable throwing the ball and seemed to hit their receivers with consistency. They did have a few overthrows, but overall they looked very impressive and ready to go.
The offensive line seemed to be impressing coach Sam Pittman and the rotations seem to be pretty consistent with what has been seen the past few weeks. The first group consisted of (from left to right): Isaiah Wynn, Pat Allen, Lamont Gaillard, Solomon Kindley, and Ben Cleveland. This group was followed up by Dyshon Sims, Justin Shaffer, Sean Fogarty, Kendall Baker, and Andrew Thomas. However, Thomas did receive some work with the first group so that right tackle battle should go all the way up to kickoff.
The defensive line seemed to be receiving more praise from coach Tray Scott and one person who received a lot of praise from Scott was Trenton Thompson. Thompson should be the leader of this group so it should not come as a surprise that he is impressing Scott.
The linebacking corps was working on a few minor drills, but the main thing that caught my eye was the lack of Chauncey Manac with that group. Manac’s situation will be one worth monitoring over the next few days or weeks.
The secondary was set up the same with Aaron Davis and Deandre Baker working at the cornerback spots, J.R. Reed working at the STAR, and Richard LeCounte III and Dominick Sanders working at safety. I did not see Malkom Parrish, but he was spotted earlier in a boot and on crutches. Kirby Smart did not rule him out for the opener, but I have to believe he is at least doubtful at this point.
As the Bulldogs inch closer to the season opener, these position battles and injury situations will be worth monitoring.
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Michael Pope is a Journalism student in the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia, with an emphasis in sports. He enjoys covering all sports, especially basketball, football, and baseball.