In eight practices over 10 days, this is what we’ve learned from the Warriors’ training camp:
> Line is fine: Sure, there were concerns about the o-line with the departure of six blockers because of graduation, ailments and other circumstances. And this camp has featured a nagging injury and what might have been a stomach flu. But line coach Chris Naeole has done a good job cross-training his unit, and giving meaningful reps to newcomers Emil Graves, Micah Vanterpool and Brandon Kipper. It’s also nice to see utility player Chris Posa take some No. 1 reps at right guard. It’ll take a couple weeks to sort out who plays where but there are more options after the first two weeks of training camp.
> Passing lane: From the first drill, it was clear there was an order to the quarterbacks. Dru Brown, of course, is No. 1. The two Coles — Cole McDonald and Cole Brownholtz — get equal No. 2 reps, although McDonald always goes ahead in the rotation. This week, Larry Tuileta has eased into the rotation as the No. 4 QB. Kyle Gallup is set to undergo a procedure and will not be ready for the opener. Hunter Hughes, a member of the leadership council, and freshmen Justin Uahinui and Karson Greeley have yet to take a snap in team drills.
> An A for the D: Defensive coordinator Legi Suiaunoa used the spring to emphasize the basics of his defense. This camp, he has added sub-packages. Suiaunoa has the 360-degree ground vision where he appears to be able to watch all groups simultaneously. He also is skilled in mid-stream adjustments, especially when Nick Rolovich veers from the script in practices.
> Meet the press: This camp, the corners have been effective with their jams. The Warriors have enough capable corners — Ro Farris, Zach Wilson, Manu Hudson-Rasmussen, Cam Hayes, Eugene Ford, Mykal Tolliver — that they might even be able to use a rotation system in games.