March 29, 2007

Spring Practice Notepad

Adding to our spring practice articles, columns and photo features, the ITS Spring Practice Notepad offers an inside look at practice with comments on depth chart battles, position changes, individual player and position performances, additional quotes from coaches and players, as well as other noteworthy observations from the practice field.

• WR POSITION STILL A BIG FOCUS: Junior college transfer Dion Toliver continues to be the most talked about. The 5-foot-10 and 175-pound junior makes plays and has good speed.

"I feel like Dion Toliver is a guy that is going to be a really good player for us," said Head Coach Todd Graham.

But Toliver is not the only wideout catching the eye of coaches.

"Corey Kizer has improved every day, Jesse Meyer has been steady, and Cameron Clemons has improved," Graham explained. "I feel like it's a group that's improving, but with a long way to go."

Junior Nick Henderson and senior Kyle Grooms are other receivers showing flashes.

"Kyle is a guy that is going to be a special teams captain for us," Graham stated. "He's a guy that is going to catch everything thrown at him. When you need the ball caught, you know he's going to do things right. And he's going to block the heck out of people."

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