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Camp observations, August 10

Hello, Herd fans!

First off, I will not be in Huntington on Friday. Back with you at 6 p.m. for public scrimmage. After that, the blog will take a different direction.

Notice elsewhere in this blog section, I am compiling the list of what national outlets think of the Herd and its opponents.

First thing I noticed here at the stadium: K Cole Phillips is back. WR Obi Obialo is still sidelined, and RB Keion Davis is out.

I don’t hate rugby punts, but I often teeter in that direction.

There is a representative from 1.5 NFL teams — the Titans and Browns. They’re yukking it up with MU strength coach Luke Day.

If you’ve missed it, Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated has compiled 25 best college-town meals: Go check out No. 10.

JaQuan Yulee has shown up, rejecting a Xavier Gaines pass in the backfield and later tagging Gaines for a safety. … C.J. Reavis and Brandon Drayton have been paired at safety today. … Omission from recent days: LB Donyae Moody has been out. … CB Jaylon McClain-Sapp is the third-best corner on the team when he doesn’t commit a stupid penalty. … Continued mixing and matching among the top WRs. Nick Mathews and Marcel Williams have been splitting slot on “ones.” Remember, Williams is an inside-outside guy.

And about the minute I typed that, Chase Litton hits Williams for a long gain. Encouraging.

Didn’t I once wrote about Hyleck Foster making a big catch? Did it again, wrestling the ball away from Chris Jackson. Nicely done.