From post-practice of Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
AND this first note came from the ACC Teleconference after practice today: Golden said Justin Vogel will be doing the punting, either Vogel or Michael Badgley will be kicking off and Badgley will be doing the placekicking Saturday at Nebraska.
Here's what Coach Al Golden said this morning about Gray Crow's move back to quarterback:
"The idea behind the move [to fullback/H-back] back in July was to give him an opportunity to play, based on our depth at quarterback. We were hoping he could help us at H-back, at fullback, at long-snapper or in some way on special teams. He talked to us yesterday and we moved him back."
When Ryan Williams plays, does he become the backup?
"He was better today and he took more reps today than he has since the injury. Again, you go from rehabilitation to recovery and then ultimately to a competition because everyone else around him has been going and getting a lot of reps. He did a good job competing today and we’ll see where he goes. He’s one of the three quarterbacks going this weekend so we believe that if there was an issue this weekend, we could use him."
Can you assess the competition between Ryan Williams and Jake Heaps?
"It’s just too early. He’s only been out there yesterday and today. It’s too early to assess it to be honest with you. Again, we’re just trying to help Ryan everyday to improve and get better and put him in every situation. We’re no longer trying to protect him or call certain things when he’s in there or allow him to do some drills but not the other ones. He’s starting to really get integrated and he did a good job today. We’ll just evaluate day to day."
At one point do you weigh playing him a quarter here or a quarter there vs. applying for a medical waiver?
"That’s a discussion we’ll have with Ryan. Right now we’re just trying to get him integrated and get him back. That’s the next step."
How is Stacy Coley (shoulder)?
"Good. He’s doing good. His wind is good. He worked hard last week on his conditioning so that’s not an issue. We protected him so he’ll be ready to go."
How is OG Alex Gall (unspecified)?
"It looks like we’re going to have to hold him. Sunny Odogwu has been taking all his reps this week. I don’t see that changes but if it does it does."
How is Walter Tucker (ankle)?
"That’s going to be closer to game time. A little bit better today so we’ll see how it goes. The good news about practicing in the morning is we’re still 3 ½ days out. that’s a long time. That’s about as much time as we had between the first and second game so we’ll see how guys recover."
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN