Practice No. 3 is in the books for the Cowboys, and for the first time in fall camp they put on the shoulder pads Wednesday. “I was pleased with our effort, but you could tell it had an impact on the offense. At times we were a little sloppy,” fourth-year UW coach Craig Bohl said.
Here is some footage from the early portions of Wednesday’s practice:
Two players Bohl talked about after practice was junior defensive end Carl Granderson and sophomore running back Milo Hall. Bohl likes Granderson’s movement coming off an ACL injury last season. He also likes that Granderson is about 250 pounds and holding that weight well. Prior to Granderson getting hurt last season, he played at about 240 pounds.
Added Bohl on Hall: “He’s picked up a step and is more confident in the offense.” Hall entered camp as the starter. I will have more on Hall in Thursday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and also at wyosports.net.
Bohl said true freshman Patrick Arnold is getting some snaps at center with the No. 1 offense, and will compete with sophomore Gavin Rush at that spot. Bohl said ideally, he would like to settle on who will play center for the Cowboys two weeks before their season-opener Sept. 2 at Iowa.
Senior starting fullback Drew Van Maanen didn’t practice Wednesday due to a strained hamstring. Van Maanen suffered the injury Tuesday. The good news is that it is not a pulled hamstring. However, there is no time frame for when Van Maanen will return practice.
Here’s more from Bohl after practice:
Junior quarterback Josh Allen had this to say about the first three days of camp: “We stepped in and we haven’t missed a beat since spring. We could have our whole offense in if we wanted, but we’re going slower to get the younger guys more acclimated.”