The Miners received some conditional good news on Friday as Kai Locksley is back with the team after serving an indefinite suspension due to an arrest late in the spring/early summer. UTEP released a statement that read in part, “we believe in restorative justice and feel that Kai will benefit more in the long run by getting the necessary support and guidance from his coaches and teammates.
The statement did say that the program is placing a specific list of expectations on Locksley moving forward.
Baylor’s offensive line is now in a much better place than it was just two years ago when the Bears struggled with a severe numbers crisis. Co-Offensive Coordinator Jeff Nixon noted, “now, we’ve got about 15 or 16 (offensive linemen), a lot of competition up front for the guard and tackle and center positions.”
Rice freshman JoVoni Johnson, from Conway, Arkansas is fast becoming a favorite among Owl offensive coaches. Coaches love his mobility according to Glynn Hill at @ricechron. With all the attention on Harvard transfer Tom Stewart and redshirt freshman Wiley Green, Johnson might be a mover on the depth chart.
Aggie fullback Ben Miles announced his transfer to Kansas this week. Aggie head coach isn’t too concerned with depth at the position, citing his tight ends and formation variance as reasons why the Ags won’t change much with Miles’ absence.
Miles is leaving Aggieland to play for his dad Les and the Jayhawks.
Fisher isn’t concerned with the schedule; instead, he’s focusing on continuing to lay a foundation for the program.
Frank Wilson felt pretty good about his squads first day. “Our practice today is one for the ages. We had a very, very good practice on this day. It’s a team that oozes with confidence, and the leadership continues to raise the bar every day.”
Can’t wait for day two.
According to the great Keff Ciardello of the Austin American Statesman, Last Chance U quarterback and Bobcat signee Chase Hildreth is waiting on grades from his summer session to determine whether he’ll be on the 2019 roster. If you watched any of the past two seasons of Last Chance U, profiling the team at Independence Community College, academic issues shouldn’t be a huge surprise.
In the meantime, new OC Bob Stitt is working with incumbent Tyler Vitt, Fullerton College transfer Gresch Jensen, 2018 backup Jaylen Gipson, true freshman, Cedric Case, and redshirt Ezekiel Cross.