Friday, August 8, 2008

The Pieces are Coming Into Place....

(From Nevada Wolf Pack)

This isn't an official list, but appears that some of the spots that were questionable as to who would start are beginning to shape up.

Recent articles and coaches comments are pointing to red-shirt frosh Brandon Marshall as being the starting line backer out of the WOLF position. Josh Mauga anchors the middle position and Jerome Johnson, a starter at the WOLF position last year, shifts over to the strong side.

The front line looks to be Basped and Dontay Moch on the ends. So far, these two look to be blazing speed fast and should be causing quarterbacks nightmares when they review film to prep for the Pack. Mundrae Clifton and Nate Agaiava will be the big guys stuffing the middle.

The safeties will no doubt be returning starters Uche Anyanwu and Jonathon Amaya.

The corner position is the remaining question mark. However, there has already been some good play going on in camp and the team speed looks to be much improved over last year.

On the offensive side of the ball, Colin Kaepernick has been running with the ones, and doing a great job of it as he reportedly didn't miss a pass in Fridays 7 on 7 drills. The rumor is that Kaepernick has only thrown one pick during the first week of practice, a great start to fall camp.

At the RB spot Luke Lippincott is back and Brandon Fragger is 100% healthy after a couple of seasons of flashy play hampered by injuries.

One of the few spots that was lost last season is at the TE position with Adam Bishop moving on to the big show. Junior Puloka returns, minus the cast, but there may be even more excitement with rSo Virgil Green looking good in practice and also with rFr Zach Sudfeld who reportedly had the best time in the "Nevada Run" at his position and who won the scout team player of the year award last year as a freshman.

Dominic Green, Alonzo Durham, Greg Hall, John Bender, and Mike Gallet all return to the line with starting experience. Durham and Hall started every game for the Pack last year. Bender started five games but was hampered with injuries. Green started seven games and also battled injuries and Gallet started seven games as well. The union looks to be the key stone of the pistol offense this season.

At the WR position, Marko Mitchell and Mike McCoy return. The remaining position, left vacant by Kyle Sammons graduating, is likely to go to Chris Wellington. Don't be surprised though if Art King Jr. and/or Dwayne Sanders is on the field to start a game this season.

Of course there is still lots of camp to go and positions are still up for grabs. We just like to predict things before they are set in stone.

Also, four "players of the day" have been named so far as the players who stood out most at Wolf Pack practice. They are:
Day 1: Lampford Mark, RB
Day 2: Dayton Guillory, DB
Day 3: Brandon Marshall, LB
Day 4: Kevin Basped, DE

And a reminder, the first scrimmage is set for tomorrow (Sunday at 10:15) at Mackay stadium.

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