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Tuesday practice report

Notes from Tuesday's practice

OL David Istanich was held out of practice because he had "flu like symptoms." 

LB Pooh Bear Mars worked with athletic bands during the beginning of practice. Coach Mario Cristobal said about Mars' progress so far, "He did OK. You want it to happen right now. It's a pretty serious injury. He's improving. The strength is good. The range of motion is good."

TE Dudley LaPorte (still in the orange jersey) practiced and looked ready to play.

Special football sections out Thursday

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Post practice interview with Mario Cristobal

On Tuesday's practice

"It was a long practice, we had a good chunk, 40 minutes, devoted to special teams. A lot dedicated to the running game inside outside. Just about every running back that we have. And the quarterbacks and their decisions in the running game as well as the passing game and checking in their audibles.

On S Ash Parker's recovery

"He's done well. In our scrimmages we limit him to 45-50 plays instead of the full 70+ plays. We are going to gradually increase him to a full game. He really is a good football player and he is really really smart. You hope and pray for the young man."

Q. On if the offense has caught up to the defense.

A. "I think the offense has caught up. The defense is still a little bit ahead but the [offense] is gaining ground and gaining ground fast."

Justin Azpiazu


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nice report justin, you think you'll put together what your thoughts are on the depth chart... ex. QB1, QB2, RB1, RB2... let us know who you think will start, who would be the suprise player that starts that we dont know about.

I wish Justin could, but with their limited access to practice I cannot imagine Justin has seen enough to do that.

Justin, just wondering, have you heard anything about Harden? It seems like he has vanished since the Spring Game.

Justin was there suppose to be an article on the LB Corp that got cut? being that you have a picture of T. Smith it seems that you are suggesting that.. let us know and if it did get cut can you post it on the blog so we can read it?

Justin, Is jason fitch still injured? how long is his expected recovery time?

These opening BYE WEEKS are the worse!!!!

Middle Tenn looks good,,Dasher or not..they will beat FIU...

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