Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wednesday Roundup

While Calvin Watkins is away at Cowboys training camp, we getting a heavy dose of the great Keith Whitmire. Today's DMN has a blurb on the kicking game. Thomas Morstead looks like he may handle both placekicking and punting positions, while freshman Kellis Cunningham may handle kickoffs.

I don't think SMU fans spend enough time worrying about the special teams this year. McMurtray got off to a shaky start, but he was solid at the end. He won a game or two last year for SMU.

Yesterday's DMN had a blurb on TE Ryan Kennedy, who is doing well coming off knee surgery.

Click here or go to the main SMU site for a video practice report from Monday. I sure hope we get more of these. Bennett still has the goatee.

Finally, a look at what might have been:

NATCHITOCHES -- Quarterback Ricky Joe Meeks sparkled, throwing three touchdown passes as Northwestern State's passing game showed progress Tuesday in a brief goalline scrimmage that wrapped up the first full-contact practice of the Demon football team's preseason camp.
Meeks threw two touchdown passes to senior Derrick Doyle and another to sophomore Adam Varnado and drew praise from coach Scott Stoker after the two-hour practice, culminating with a 20-minute situational goalline scrimmage at Turpin Stadium.

"Ricky Joe had a real good day and that set a good tone," Stoker said.


Meeks hit Doyle on TD strikes of 8 and 20 yards while throwing a 12-yarder to Varnado. Third-teamer Sean Santos, a redshirt freshman, found Chris Miller for an 18-yard touchdown. Junior tailback Richuel Massey, a transfer from SMU, ran for a 6-yard score and sophomore kicker Robert Weeks nailed a 29-yard field goal.

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