Friday, March 8, 2013

Marshall Football: Spring Practice Tidbits

Yesterday Jack Bogaczyk of sat down with Marshall head football coach Doc Holliday as the Thundering Herd prepares for spring practice. I suggest you give the full story a read but, we have the highlights below.

1) Spring practice starts on Tuesday, March 26th. The team will practice on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays except Week 1 when Saturday drills are moved to Good Friday. Aprils 27th represents the final day of practice when the Herd conducts its annual Green-White Game.

2) The following defensive players will be limited participants during spring drills, cornerback Keith Baxter, safeties A.J. Leggett and Andre Scott, linebackers Evan McKelvey and Raheem Waiters and lineman James Rouse. Not included on the injury list, cornerback Darryl Roberts who missed all of last year with a right ankle issue.

3) Redshirt freshman A.J. Leggett has moved from corner to safety. He will be joined by sophomore D.J. Hunter who is moving back to safety from linebacker. The Herd has openings at both free and strong safety after the departure of Boston College transfers Dominick LeGrande and Okechukwu Okoroha. Leggett and Hunter will vie for those spots along with returnees Corie Wilson, Shawn Samuels, Scott, and incoming junior college transfers Taj Letman and Neville Hewitt.

4) The following offensive players will be limited during spring practice, lineman Jordan Jefferies and Cameron Dees, tight end Gator Hoskins, and fullback Devon Johnson. Johnson is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, delaying his move to linebacker until August.  

5) Two props from last year’s recruiting class, corner Corey Tindale and linebacker Kent Turene will be eligible for spring drills. Another two, linebacker/rush end Gary Thompson and defensive tackle Josh Brown will not be available until May.  

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