Day 10 Notebook: Rain Can't Stop Two-A-Days
The Mean Green Continued Fall Camp Friday Despite Heavy Rains
DENTON - Friday was North Texas' 10th day of practice during its preseason camp and rain was once again a factor with morning and afternoon showers. Also making an appearance at Apogee Stadium ahead of his band's concert at the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo in Denton Friday night was Texas country singer Josh Abbott.
Friday was the Mean Green's third two-a-day session of the preseason. The wet weather created an opportunity for players to battle through the elements. Head coach Seth Littrell was pleased with his defense's work ethic on the field, which is beginning to become a theme of this fall camp.
Following every practice, Littrell picks one player who impressed him that day to break the huddle. Friday, it was defensive tackle Roderick Young of Spring, Texas.
Offensive Player of the Day: Running Back Anthony Wyche
Wyche, a sophomore, stands at 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, but the LA Valley College transfer isn't afraid to take on tacklers. Friday, the Philadelphia native ran over all takers. In open space he used his speed to outrun several would-be tacklers.
Defensive Player of the Day: Defensive Back Dee Baulkman
Arizona Western College transfer Dee Baulkman had an interception midway through practice near midfield when he stepped in front of the intended receiver's short route. Though the play was whistled dead following his interception, it's safe to assume the Bainbridge, Georgia, native would have returned it for a touchdown.
Quarterback Devin O'Hara connected with receiver Terian Goree along the sideline on a 20-yard pass that was thrown perfectly to the outside where only Goree could haul it in.
Cornerback Nate Brooks has found comfort on his own island as the physical 6-foot-0 Whitehouse, Texas, native had two pass-break ups near the goal line Friday.
On the other side of the field, junior cornerback Eric Jenkins was even more physical with opposing receivers and wasn't shy following defensive stops either.
Though it has been a few years since he was on the football field, freshman receiver Spencer Edwards showed promise Friday. The former professional baseball player exhibited his speed and was very involved in discussions with his coaching staff throughout the day.
Running back Andrew Tucker had a 10-yard touchdown run during the morning session.
Freshman receiver Will Boyd from Arlington grabbed a touchdown catch with a well-run route over the middle of the field this afternoon.
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