Marshall’s offense is getting into the habit of making some pretty good plays during spring practice, and Tuesday’s practice was no exception, even with one of its top players not on the field.
Running back Kevin Grooms, the 2012 Conference USA freshman of the year, was nowhere to be found at Tuesday’s practice. Coach Doc Holliday said the rising sophomore had a personal issue to take care of. The rest of the offense didn’t miss a beat, especially in the passing game.
Tommy Shuler took a short pass and weaved his way through the defense for a score on one play, which earned him some high fives from a couple young tykes hanging out in the stands. Demetrius Evans had a nice jumping grab of his own while going one-on-one with Monterius Lovett.
Lovett got a little revenge when he and Alex Bazzie got to Rakeem Cato on a pass rush, but the offense struck back when Devon Smith took a short pass and, in what’s becoming a trademark for him, ran through and away from the defense for a score.
Speaking of Smith, check out charlestondailymail.com later tonight or Wednesday’s print edition of the Daily Mail for a story on Smith and Shawney Kersey, two former Penn State wide receivers trying to work their way into the lineup.
And as a public service (because that’s what we’re all about here on the blog), if you’re headed to Thursday’s practice, you might want to pack some galoshes and an umbrella. The forecast is calling for a 70-to-75 percent chance of rain when practice is scheduled to go on.