Thursday afternoon running practice blog

5:54 — Josh Greer just threw a horrible pick on a ball he should have thrown away while being tackled. He should have thrown that ball away. And that is going to be the last play of today’s workout.

5:53 — And there goes Erick Evans again. He scored on a 43-yard touchdown run in two-minute drills. I’m not a football coach, but I just think the guy has something.

5:49 — We are now headed into a two-minute drill. In a side note, this is a ton easier here at the stadium, where I can just sit up here, type and see everything. McNulty is up first. He missed Darius Terrell, who was open down the middle of the field.

5:46 — Now we have Josh Greer with the first team from the 15-yard line. Antoinne Jimmerson scores on a 15-yard run right up the middle. Offensive line coach Mike Simmonds had a more colorful way to describe where the play went. Simmonds is a fun guy to listen to.

5:44 — Andrew Tucker is seeing some time with the second-team offense at running back. And there is a 20-yard TD run for Tucker, who stayed in when the third team came on the field.

5:42 — Andrew McNulty is in with the first team now on a series starting at 20-yard line going in. A shuffle pass to Carlos Harris goes for 2 yards. McNulty threw a nice ball over the middle to Darius Terrell.

5:30 — And there goes little Erick Evans, who I wrote about it today’s paper for about a 40-yard touchdown run while I was walking back into the stands. I talked to someone who was here while I was gone, who I respect in terms of his opinion. Josh Greer is working with the first team and is having a good day. He had about a 60-yard touchdown run and has thrown the ball well. Here comes Dajon Williams with the third team.

4:47– For what it’s worth, Andrew McNulty was up first in team drills at quarterback, followed by Dajon Williams. Williams missed a throw to the outside pretty badly. It sailed way over the receiver’s head. Mike Canales was not happy. UNT has turned to special teams momentarily. Carlos Harris was up first returning punts. He could be UNT’s top pick back there at this point. I have to cut out for a minute to run a family errand. I will be back as quick as I can.

4:34 — Freddie Warner just made a nice tackle/hit coming up from his safety spot in inside drills. He has had some injury issues, but appears to be getting back to the form that made him a top prospect earlier in his career.

4:30 — One can tell the distribution of reps has changed in terms of UNT’s quarterbacks in the wake of the race being cut to three contenders. Josh Greer, Dajon Williams and Andrew McNulty are talking nearly all the reps. All three have had their moments and missed on their share of throws as well.

UNT has moved practice from the Darrell R. Dickey Football Practice Facility into Apogee Stadium due to the rain that came through Denton in the last day or so.

UNT is currently running through its turnover circuit and positional drills.

In an interesting twist Dajon Williams is out there, working out with the rest of UNT’s quarterbacks. He looks a little gimpy, but is moving OK.

Injuries are usually forbidden topic in the spring. There have been a few other key ones along the way we haven’t written about, but Williams Tweeted a photo of himself in a boot.

There are not as many high school coaches on hand today as there have been for UNT’s last few practices, likely due to the weather.

I have mentioned this in the last week or so, but there are several seniors who have come out to work with the Mean Green this spring, including a few key former team leaders like Derek Thompson and Marcus Trice. Those guys are clearly a good influence on UNT’s younger players.

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