Some notable things from today’s Log Cabin article:
Conque said the first-team offensive line consists of [Dominique] Allen, a junior; [Cole] Carruthers, a sophomore, [Corey] Howard, a senior; [CJ] Simon, a sophomore; and [Kyle] Stouffer, a redshirt freshmen.
This means with Simon moved to guard this season, Stouffer has taken the starting job at tackle.
Linebackers Seth Allison, Rojae Jackson, Zach Bush, Blake Childress and Ricky Wyatt were held out of the scrimmage.
This would confirm a suspicion I had when I wrote the secondary story and debated on whether Jackson would play linebacker this season. Guess I should have gone with my gut on that.
The coach … reserved the biggest praise for true freshman Dillon Winfrey of Bryant. “He graded 90 percent, is the third fastest player on the team and he will play a lot of football at corner and in the kicking game,” Conque said.
Anyone who kept up with the news coming out of signing day knows that Winfrey was one of the players who received the most praise. Coaches believe that if he was taller he could play at any school of his choice. And with two spots open at kick returner, Winfrey may be able to make some serious noise on special teams early this season.
He said safety Radarius Winston continues to play “lights out” and Karl Brady and Jestin Love are in a tight battle at the other safety position.
This isn’t a real surprise at this point because it’s been said a few times. But Winston is apparently 100%. And the battle between Brady and Love has been mentioned several times by Conque. You have to wonder if it’s meant to make Love push harder or if he’s really at risk of losing his starting spot to Brady – the backup a year ago.