Thursday’s highlights

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The perfect practice? Of course not. In Sylvester Croom’s eyes, that’s just not possible.

But from an overall standpoint, he was pretty pleased with Thursday’s workout, especially after his team overcame a sluggish start.

The good . . .
• Running back Robert Elliott continues to impress and improve every day. “Robert had another good day,” Croom said. “He’s really practicing well. He hasn’t put a ball on the ground the entire camp, so it’s obvious he concentrated on that all summer. I know he took a ball home with him, and I imagined he walked around Okolona with his ball all summer, because you can definitely see the change.”
• Red zone work was again good.
• After Saturday’s scrimmage, Croom said the 2-deep depth chart should be finalized. The only question marks, he noted, are at right tackle and left defensive end.

The bad . . .
• Again, the sluggish start was a big concern for Croom. He knows that can’t happen during games.
• Too many pre-snap penalties on both sides of the football. Three were charged to the defense, two to the offense.

Today, the Bulldogs are back on the field at 4 p.m. for their 15th practice of the preseason.

As for today’s reading, Brandon Cooper, who is in a battle with Cortez McCraney to start at left end, is being slowed by a couple of injuries.

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9 Responses to “Thursday’s highlights”

  1. carwwest Says:

    i hope he can get healthy….we are going to need him big time….im glad to hear elloitt continues to impress…thats always a good sign…..i look forward to hearing about the scrimmage tomorrow….hope its a good one….

  2. Gregg Ellis Says:

    I look forward from hearing about the scrimmage too. We aren’t allowed to go. We being the media, of course.

  3. carwwest Says:

    oh really??…i didnt know that…that sucks….

  4. Gregg Ellis Says:

    Yeah, kinda does. Oh well, that’s baseball.

  5. farley662 Says:

    Can’t be having you blabbering the top secret super duper score 100 points a game offense now can we?

  6. Gregg Ellis Says:

    Point well taken. LOL!

  7. dadwithpride Says:

    Can’t believe media is not invited to scrimmages. Do coaches really think that other coaches are scouring the oppositions newspapers , to pick up a free scouting report?Or do they just not want reporters counting the presnap fumbles, the weak passes, etc?

  8. chrisfromcorinth Says:

    Resent your invite GG

  9. Gregg Ellis Says:

    Thanks Chris. Got it!

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