From today’s practice:
• Left wideout Darius Bright was absent for what was termed personal reasons.
• Terence Bell moved over from right slotback (after previously moving from right wideout) to play left wideout. Bell and Allen Sampson split reps with the first team.
• With Clayton Laurel resting a sore shoulder, Jordan Loeffler took reps as the No. 1 left tackle. Loeffler also worked at right tackle.
• David Lefotu, fully healthy from a knee issue, and Andrew Faaumu split reps at right guard.
• Matagisila Lefiti, who was on crutches after the UNLV game, practiced as the No. 1 center.
• The defensive secondary remained intact. Cornerback Mike Edwards said he believed he released early enough on one of the third-down plays in which he was called for defensive holding. On the second hold, he said he misjudged a play because of a pump-fake, and grabbed the receiver to prevent a touchdown. He apologized for both plays, as well as the fumble on the kickoff return.
• Brandon Leslie, who missed significant practice time because of a summer session class and a concussion, is getting an extended look at free safety.
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Avis has selected JoJo as the winner of Liz Kauai’s UC Davis ticket. Text me at 256-0223 for delivery.
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Happy birthday to my favorite cousin, Shelley Okubo.