· I have not heard a number, but my guess is we had around 600 people attend this morning’s practice. I was down on the sidelines and even players commented how nice it was for people to come out and support the team.
· I thought the offensive line unit, especially early, was very good today. Quarterback Andrew Hendrix was able to work through his progressions with ease for most of the day.
· During a one-on-one drill tight end Orlando David got behind a cornerback to score a 50-yard touchdown. It is almost unfair to ask a cornerback to cover a guy that is 6-foot-3 and 251 pounds.
· I say almost, because during a redzone period Chris Hudson (6-7, 260) lined out wide against Heath Harding, who is one of Miami’s best cover players. Hendrix threw a great jump ball to the freshman and it didn’t really matter what Harding did. Hudson came down with the touchdown grab, something he has done regularly through camp.
· Another great redzone target this year is going to be Sam Shisso. Listed at 6-foot-5, 214 pounds, the sophomore ran one of his best routes in all of camp to score a touchdown. It was fun to watch coach Martin talk to him after the play. He just kept repeating “every time, every time.” Shisso still amazes me how far he has come since the spring.
· Freshman Nate Patterson closed out practice with a 10-yard touchdown grab.
· Two weeks from today Miami will host Marshall at 3:30 p.m. I can’t tell you the last time I was this excited for the start of football season.