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Finding Success Going Deep

Coach Ralph Friedgen opened his media session with reporters Thursday by saying that the offense completed four or five deep passes in practice and “it might have been the best since I have been here.” That’s high praise, but coaches have felt the potential is there considering you have a senior quarterback in Chris Turner and nine capable wide receivers, all of whom Friedgen feels comfortable enough with to put in games.

Turner threw a couple deep passes. Backup Jamarr Robinson threw a couple, as well.

“The wide receivers did a better job” than they had been doing, Friedgen said. “There were more good catches than drops.”

Tony Logan caught at least one. Emani Lee-Odai made an “unbelievable catch,” Friedgen said.

Friedgen said the ball was underthrown to Lee-Odai but the receiver planted his foot, looked back over the defensive back and made the catch. “It was a play Emani had not made,” Friedgen said.

Overall, Friedgen said the team practiced very well and that competition and effort are very good right now.

Safety Kenny Tate had another interception and scored.

Starting running back Da’Rel Scott had to block defensive tackle Travis Ivey and “stuck him right in the numbers. That was something Da’Rel had not been fond of doing, so that’s progress, too,” Friedgen said.

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 14, 2009; 11:00 AM ET
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