Sims, Hawkins still held out of morning drills
VERO BEACH -- USF's morning practice is completed, with the Bulls getting in two hours of work just before heavy rains dropped on the Vero Beach Sports Village. The overcast skies made for a much easier practice after a hot afternoon session Monday.
Couple of injury notes, relating to coaches being careful about concussions and heat -- offensive lineman Jake Sims and fullback Chase Griffiths were held out for the second day after complaining of headaches Sunday, and tight end Jeff Hawkins, who was removed from practice Monday to cool off in the shade, did not dress for practice Tuesday. Guard Jeremiah Warren, who was held out with Sims and Griffiths on Monday, returned to practice Tuesday.
With Sims out, sophomore Damien Edwards got a look at right tackle on the first line, and while there was a scare when he went down with a leg injury and was treated by trainers, he returned to practice just a few moments later.
Redshirt freshman receiver Isaac Virgin, looking good in his first week at a new position, got a few looks with the first-team offense, and 6-foot-6 sophomore T.J. Knowles, a junior college transfer, made two nice catches across the middle. True freshman Terrence Mitchell and redshirt freshman JaQuez Jenkins had interceptions during passing drills.
Should have some video clips up from practice shortly ...