By Hayden Sowers
Hugh Freeze gave his team a little break from the heat today letting them go inside into the Indoor Practice Facility for a little under two-hour practice, “Anything we can do to motivate them to get a little more out of them I think is good, but this is really the first time we have done this when the weather is nice so I think they really enjoyed it.”
LB Denzel Nkemdiche has moved into a starting LB role over the past 3-4 days, and DC
Dave Wommack acknowledged that after practice, “I feel like he has come a long well this past week, but these past few days he has been really good.” This staff’s focus on more speed on the field is more aparent with Nkemdiche playing over Aaron Garbutt, who has more muscle and weight, but less speed than Nkemdiche.
DE Channing Ward will has specific packages for him to play with, but Wommack says Ward only knows about “a fourth of the defense” right now.
Look for S Charles Sawyer, DB Cliff Coleman, and DB Wesley Pendelton to all be full speed ahead Saturday. Big boost for the Rebel defense as Sawyer and Pendelton are both starters. Wommack on Sawyer, “Charles is so important to our defense being the quarterback back there really loud.”
On the negative injury front don’t look for RB Jeff Scott to play much Saturday, if he plays at all.
TE Jamal Mosely will be a gametime decision, after his arrest earlier in fall camp.
Right now the overall mood around the team is that they are just ready to plan. I overheard multiple players on the sideline talking about how they were just ready to play Saturday, and Wommack and Freeze both echoed that.