Quarterbacks Ikaika Woolsey, Taylor Graham and Beau Reilly looked good in yesterday’s scrimmage-like session. It was full contact (except on QBs), as the coaches often reminded, with “We’re live” yells when defenders tried to make wrap-up stops. It was only one day during a bye week, but here some players who stood out:
> Outside linebacker Austin Slade-Matautia, a converted tight end, showed range and toughness with two backfield tackles. He redshirted last year after transferring from Oregon State.
> Wideout Duke Bukoski, who earned a spot on the 64-travel roster with his work on special teams, had his best scrimmage in three years. He caught five passes for 87 yards, including 40 on a crossing pattern and 19 when he looped into the end zone for a touchdown.
> Tyler Hadden, who is tied for the national lead with 10 field goals, has that look that hot-shooting basketball players have: Gimme the ball. He wasn’t needed because the Warriors converted their two-minute drives yesterday, but that look of confidence and determination is nice to see in a senior kicker.
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So, yes, I gushed about Daniel Lewis’ toughness and breakaway speed during yesterday’s scrimmage.
So, naturally, he was back at safety today.