Saturday, August 10, 2013

Marshall Football: Practice Report 8/9/13

Marshall conducted its first practice as one team Friday afternoon and the mood was electric. The "Herd" drill highlighted yesterdays action where an offense and defense player meet one-on-one within a ten yard box while a running back attempted to run by. Notable match-ups included bulked up tight end Eric Fohnapfel getting the better of linebacker Jermaine Holmes and a post drill scuffle between offensive lineman Sandy Jean-Felix and defensive lineman Ricardo Williams.

During team drills, Derek Redd of the Charleston Daily Mail writes that the offense and defense took turns getting the better of each other.

One of Marshall's deepest positions entering the season is running back. WV Metro News reporter Dave Wilson spoke with new running backs coach Thomas Brown about whittling down that depth and putting the best players on the field.  

One the injury front, corner back Keith Baxter shed his walking boot from yesterday and was a full participant. The same could not be said for running back Stewart Butler who still wore a walking boot on his left leg. Wide receiver Tommy Shuler continued to do individual drills on the sideline while he recovers from off-season surgery.

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