By Zach Greenwell
Well, there’s not much on-field information to pass along from today’s Western football practice.
The Toppers were pulled off the field about 40 minutes early Thursday because of the impending thunderstorms, meaning that us media were only able to see the team take about 10 reps.
In that time, one of the bigger plays we saw was freshman quarterback Brandon Doughty connecting with junior running back Bobby Rainey for a solid reception across the middle.
I’ll have more about Rainey and his role this season in a little bit.
Other than that, Western’s receivers once again showed the good, the bad and the ugly, making both impressive catches and head-scratching drops. But, keep in mind, we had a very small sample size of a practice that Head Coach Willie Taggart seemed generally pleased with.
The only injury update of the day was that freshman defensive back Jerome Speights is still suffering from a sprained knee, according to Taggart. Speights was on crutches today but didn’t seem to have any braces or other accessories on.
I’ll have more on the practice in general and how the Toppers will transition to full pads tomorrow on the Herald’s website in a little bit. Be sure to check back for that update, as well as a few more notes here on the blog.