With Daniel Simmons resting, Nolan Washington was running with the ones opposite Aire Justin - who had a nice pass break-up during skelly (it's on the video link below).
And with Arthur Burns and Alex Hoffman-Ellis resting, Mike Ledgerwood moved to OLB, Hallston Higgins was the starting MLB and Myron Beck remained at OLB. The twos were a freshman trio of Eric Oertel and Darren Markle on the outside, and C.J. Mizell in the middle.
The team isn't hitting yet, but no one seems to be holding back. Sekope Kaufusi was running through people, and Casey Hamlett notched one of a few sacks of the afternoon scrimmage session.
Tuel had to scramble a bit more today, but he still gave the offense a few highlights. If there was an award for practice player of the day, it would go to Daniel Blackledge. He had two outstanding catches, and they are both on the video link below. As Blackledge was talking to Vince Grippi after practice, Nolan Washington walked by and told him he got lucky.
Blackledge was probably the player of the day, but the play of the day went to Marquess Wilson. A Tuel pass was a little high, but the freshman wide receiver went up - I swear his knees were helmet level with the defenders - and he came down with the ball. You're going to have to take my word for it, because it did not make the video.
Offensively, Coach Morton has said that he wants his offensive lineman to be able to play a number of positions. Today, Zack Williams moved inside to play a little bit of center, and Wade Jacobson then moved inside to play a little left guard. That moved David Gonzales from right tackle to left, and Micah Hannam was at right tackle. The right guard was former Moses Lake Chief B.J. Guerra.
The video that I alluded to a couple times earlier is below:
And here is a video with Coach Wulff from after practice: