Day two of preseason football practice is in the books. The Thundering Herd was split into two squads again, taking the practice field this morning and afternoon. Tomorrow the Herd puts on shells for the first time before donning full pads Friday.
For a complete run down of today's action visit the links below:
Doug Smock of the Charleston Gazette pays special attention to newly eligible running backs Kevin Grooms and Stewart Butler. Both have shown blazing speed during the first two days of camp and could push incumbent starters Tron Martinez and Travon Van for playing time.
Smock also profiles two redshirt freshman, Steve Dillion and Armonze Daniel, who are attempting to fill the void at defensive end left by Vinny Curry, Conference USA's 2011 defensive player of the year.
Over at the Marshall Sports Blog, Derek Redd reports that all three scholarship quarterbacks, Rakeem Cato, Blake Frohnapfel, and Gunnar Holcombe looked impressive Tuesday.
GoHerd.com's Woody Woodrum filed a complete morning practice report. Among the highlights, Blake Frohnapfel hitting four of five receivers during full team drills, Justin Haig's improved performance on field goals aided by freshman long snapper Matt Cincotta, and Armonze Daniel's dominance at defensive end. Also, Woodrum reports that running back Tron Martinez was full go today after sitting out yesterdays practice.