If I didn’t have the date on my cell phone, I’d swear I woke up this morning in October after sleeping through September. The weather was ridiculously good for the Herd’s two-a-day practices. And the defense looked at times almost as good as the weather.
At one point during Wednesday afternoon third-down drills, the defense got to quarterback Rakeem Cato three straight times for touch “sacks.” It looked like the defense’s ability to keep the offense on its heels started to get under the offense’s skin. That didn’t bother Doc Holliday. He said he was happy to see his defense still making it tough for his offense. That rarely was the case last year.
During special teams work, punter Tyler Williams uncorked a couple of beauties, including one that, with the roll, ended more than 90 yards from where it started. After practice, freshman kickers Nick Smith and Amoreto Curraj had a pretty good session practicing kickoffs.
Look on charlestondailymail.com later tonight or in the Daily Mail’s Thursday print edition for a notebook leading with Smith and Curraj’s battle for the kickoff job, plus a feature on Evan McKelvey, who is returning to the field following a season-ending ACL tear last September.