March 5, 2012

Inside the Huddle: Spring Practice Update

Trenton Turrentine

Turrentine, who had a torn meniscus, followed by a complete repair, is being held out of spring ball and therefore is not practicing with the team.

However, he is doing separate drills and catching balls.

The 5-foot-9, 205 pounder its not really rehabbing as much as it is reconditioning

Although its a minor setback, he should he will be good for the season and once the spring game is over, he will be back with the team as normal

Stephan Fraser

Fraser, who answered the bell the latter part of the 2011 season also joins the "injured list". The 5-foot-10, 185 pound sophomore to be strained his hamstring and unfortunately, has missed the last week of practices.

There is no definitive date for his return and trainers are just taking it day to day right now.

The hope is that Fraser will be back in time for the spring game

Terrence Baggett

The other trio to this sophomore to be group of quality running backs is Baggett, who like Turrentine and Fraser is also on the road to recovery, but like Turrentine, there has been no established date for his return.

Note: On the positive side of the offense, it should be noted that quarterback Trent Steelman is probably having his best spring practice. His passing, which has often been the topic of conversation has been noticeably more accurate and precise.

On the defensive side, the Mike position there is some competition brewing. Yes, Geoffrey Bacon is guy, but the up and coming sophomore to be should not get too comfortable or develop a sense of entitlement after coming off of an outstanding frosh campaign.

There's C.J. Shelley and Michael Cermak are providing him a run for his money. The senior Shelly has been at this for so long and is standing out somewhat more than Cermak.

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