A quick check-in as I wrap things up from Memorial Stadium. The first day of practice ran late and I just finished things up for tomorrow’s paper. I’ll get more in-depth later, but here are a few quick notes:
Biggest news: Projected starting left tackle Mike Tepper is out with a pectoral injury and pulled hamstring. Tepper suffered the pectoral injury while lifting weights in May and had surgery. He originally hurt the hamstring earlier this summer then re-injured it running conditioning drills Monday morning. Tepper probably won’t practice at all for a week, then just do individual drills for a while. Tepper said he hopes to practice in a full capacity by the last week of camp.
Nate Longshore took first team reps and Kevin Riley took second team reps. Neither quarterback especially stood out, but most of the practice were drills anyway. There wasn’t much opportunity for either guy to really do a whole lot.
Junior college transfer Kamaron Yancy didn’t report. Coach Jeff Tedford said Yancy is finishing up one class after a mix-up.
Verran Tucker, the JC wide receiver, did report and is eligible.