I wasn’t able to see a ton of practice again this afternoon — another breaking Marshall story kept me busy — but from what I was able to watch near the end, the offense had a pretty good day.
Andre Scott made a really pretty catch down the right sideline on a pass from Gunnar Holcombe, snagging the ball with his fingertips for a long gain. Later in the day, the defense picked up a highlight from Taj Letman. Tight end Devon Johnson looked like he was going to make a nifty over-the-shoulder catch in the back left corner of the end zone, but Letman made it at the last second to bat the ball away. Johnson, however scored on a catch and run to the other corner of the end zone on the next play.
Essray Taliaferro, still getting plenty of work with the first team, made a diving catch on the right sideline on a Rakeem Cato throw, but the third-down play wasn’t long enough to move the chains. Gator Hoskins scored a touchdown on a Blake Frohnapfel throw, then Frohnapfel found Dameon Garrett for a leaping catch in the back of the end zone. A couple of coaches waved it off, saying he was out of bounds, but those were defensive coaches. They might have been a little biased.
They probably felt pretty good when another defender, safety Corie Wilson, picked off a pass in the end zone on the practice’s final play.
Check out charlestondailymail.com later tonight or the Daily Mail’s Wednesday print edition for a story on Hoskins and his recovery from injury and a notebook that takes a look at freshman safety Michael Johnson and what receiver Josh Knight did to lose his red stripe, among other things.
And if you’re wanting to watch Wednesday’s morning practice, remember to set your alarm. The team takes the field bright and early at 7:30 a.m.