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March 1, 2013

Friday Practice Insider




The Fresno State Bulldogs wrapped up day three of spring ball on Friday.

As the team marched on to the field wearing full pads and helmets, the intensity and excitement could be felt throughout Bulldog Stadium.

The early part of practice was devoted to warm ups and stretching and then the team broke off in to individual units to work on drills and plays.

Overall, Tim DeRuyter was pleased with what he saw, but he said that Friday's practice seemed to lack the intensity of the last two practices.

"There were some good and bad things," DeRuyter said. "We weren't as physical where we need to be. We've got to come out tomorrow and hold ourselves to higher standards."

Coach DeRuyter came away really impressed with some of the younger players on the team such as defensive backs Dalen Jones and Jamal Ellis and running back T.J. Thomas.

Though DeRuyter was impressed with the playmaking of the young guns, he said that it was still too early to tell how good the team will be until they start participating in scrimmages and full contact drills.

Dog Bones

  • The team practiced in full pads and helmets. The offense wore red and the defense was in white jerseys.
  • Former Bulldog tailback Robbie Rouse returned from the NFL Combine and was at practice on Friday.
  • Tight end Marcel Jensen missed Wednesday's practice because of the birth of his child, but he was back at practice again on Friday.
  • On the sidelines, backup quarterback Brian Burrell was seen taking warm up throws.
  • The long snapper Dylan Detwiler was practicing snapping the ball to some of the coaches.
  • Most of the members of the offensive line were practicing pass blocking and run blocking.
  • Backup quarterback Marcus McDade took some of the first team snaps
  • The defensive line and special teams worked out a lot.
  • Wide Receivers Justin Johnson and Dillon Root received some attention at the trainers' table.
  • The defense focused most of the time on pass coverage drills.
  • Lineman Nikko Motta, Todd Hunt and Tyeler Davison were doing blocking drills on the sideline.

    Stay tuned to FSBulldogs.com for more updates on 2013 Fresno State spring football. You can follow Jason on Twitter at @dodgerjason.


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