With practice shifting to preparation for the season opener, this will be the last daily camp report, but I’m planning on a position-by-position training camp recap tomorrow. Here’s the latest on a few players and spots:
- Players like receiver Drew Coleman and outside linebacker Stephan Atrice are back from injuries and can start working back up the depth chart. Senior Chris Jordan has done well in camp and is one of the players who has emerged as a possibility for playing time at the “X” receiver spot that Coleman plays. Atrice has returned to third-team duty.
- I’m not sure what to make of the way the coaches have used Wes Cobb the past week and a half. Troy Calhoun has insisted Cobb is still a tailback, but he has worked exclusively at fullback for many days in a row now. I don’t think the staff would spend that much practice time simply to get a guy ready at fullback “just in case.”
- The “Z” receiver spot is really thin with Ty MacArthur and Dontae Strickland banged up. The good news is Air Force still has 11 days before the opener for them to heal.
- Christian Spears has spent a lot of time with the first-team defense at free safety the past few days, he and Anthony LaCoste are in a battle for the starting spot in the opener. Spears is a player that Calhoun singled out before camp started as having a chance to start at safety.