UW football fall camp – Practice No. 21

Wednesday was a day for mental and fundamental work as the Cowboys practiced outside on the practice fields south of War Memorial Stadium in spiders (lighter shoulder pads), helmets and shorts.

The best news was there were no new injuries to report.

Here’s what fourth-year UW coach Craig Bohl said after practice.

UW did some punting work during the early portions of practice. Here is what Bohl had to say on how he thinks the entire special teams units have done so far in camp.

“I think our specialists are kicking the ball well, and the snaps are going well,” he said. “We’ve worked on our returns, punt blocks and those things extensively. But quite frankly, a lot of times you really never know until you get out against an opponent. I think weve got some good returners, but will know a little more during that game.”

Andrew Wingard

My story for Thursday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and online at wyosports.net, is on UW’s two starting safeties — juniors Andrew Wingard and Marcus Epps. We haven’t heard their names a ton during camp, but Bohl said:  “There’s news, you just haven’t seen it. We’re really pleased with some of the things that they’re doing. We have to play better defensively this year. We have a lot of players back. (Players on defense) are playing better, faster, more aggressively and they’re communicating better. Those two are leading the way”

As for the daily NFL scout watch, scouts from the Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks were at Wednesday’s practice. For the week, scouts from eight different NFL teams have watched UW practice.

4 thoughts on “UW football fall camp – Practice No. 21

  1. Hi Robert, Thanks for the great coverage! A quick question: I noticed that Brinkley Jolly and Parker Dumas have slipped off the Depth Chart. They both were on it after spring ball, but not the most recent list. Have they just slipped to third? Or has something else happened?

    Go Pokes!

    • Jolly has slipped in terms of the depth chart. Dumas isn’t in camp, and Bohl said he won’t be enrolled in school this fall due to personal reasons.

      RG

    • Wingard had a hamstring pull prior to fall camp last year, and then pulled it again during camp. He didn’t miss any games and still played well, but Bohl said he thought it affected his play somewhat. Bohl said Wingard is moving and running faster than he ever has so far during this fall camp.

      RG

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