From today’s scrimmage:
• The offense had some big plays — three to be exact. David Graves threw a 61-yard scoring pass to Charles Clay. Cayman Shutter had TD passes of 74 yards to Breyden Torres-Keohokapu and 70 yards to Cecil Doe.
• Graves: 6 of 10 for 119 yards, no interceptions.
• Shutter: 4 of 10 for 151 yards, no interceptions.
• Drew Loftus dropped a sure touchdown pass. But it was encouraging he could get deep.
• Dylan McCagg had the biggest hit, on running back Jared Leaf.
• O-line did well, except for three false starts. They’re having trouble getting used to the different cadences.
• They went only 26 plays. Scrimmage ended when Trevor Davis caught a screen pass, then was hit hard by Brian Clay and Ijumaa “E.J. Armstrong. Davis fumbled, and Bubba Poueu-Luna recovered.
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In a spectacular display of athleticsm, John Hardy-Tuliau blocked four consecutive kicks during yesterday afternoon’s practice.
Hardy-Tuliau had blocked 26 kicks during his high school career.
“I heard about that,” cornerback Tank Hopkins said of Hardy-Tuliau’s prep success. “I watched the highlights on YouTube. But I wasn’t sure how good high schools are on special teams. But ours is good. I’m a witness, and the myth is real. Yes, the myth is real.”
Hardy-Tuliau said the key is the “get-off” — attacking from the snap.
To squeeze pass the blockers, he said, “I get skinny. It’s not hard for me to do.”
Darryl McBride said: “I am the decoy when we block right. If I get in there, John is just going to have to share it.”
Hopkins and McBride each have blocked a kick in training camp.
“I’m coming back with a vengeance,” Hopkins said, smiling. “Watch out, John.”
After the session, head coach Greg McMackin said: “We’re going after (kicks) this year.”
Here are McBride, Hopkins and Hardy-Tuliau:
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“I think he was a holdout,” offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich joked as wideout Terence Bell finally reported to training camp.
Bell, who is from Santa Rosa, Calif., was supposed to arrive last week Tuesday. But he tried to use a buddy pass, and was unsuccessful in securing a stand-by seat. He even flew to L.A. in the hope there would be a better chance of getting a seat. He ended up sleeping at LAX that night. He also slept over once at the San Francisco Airport. After an unsuccessful week, he borrowed money to buy a full-priced, one-way ticket.