The Warriors will conduct full-contact scrimmages — featuring scouts, redshirts and lower-depth-chart players — tomorrow and Wednesday.
There are not enough healthy players to have two full teams, so it will be a scrimmage matching the offense and defense. The format is disappointing because it means there will be no draft. Running back Sterling Jackson and quarterback David Graves were projected as the top picks.
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Shane Austin might be the backup quarterback, but he is second to none in toughness.
A few days before the start of the 2009 training camp, Austin suffered deep cuts on his hands when he was knocked from his moped in a hit-and-run accident. Despite the pain, he did not miss any practices.
Last week, according to his mother, Austin, while stuck in traffic on the freeway, was driving a car that was struck from behind by a truck. His car was totaled. En route by ambulance to the hospital, he called his mother. Austin did not miss any practices, made the trip to Boise, and played in the past Saturday’s game.