First, the rather large Senior Bowl watch list is out, which includes Marshall’s Gary Thompson and Clint Van Horn. Conference USA has 18 if I counted them right. http://www.seniorbowl.com/watch-list-profiles.php?position=&conference=C-USA&s_id=
Others to know:
Akron — CB DeAndre Scott
Louisville — DT DeAngelo Brown, OLB Devonte Fields, S Josh Harvey-Clemons, TE Cole Hikutni, ILB Keith Kelsey, WR James Quick, WR Jamar Staples, TE Keith Towbridge
Pittsburgh — OT Adam Bisnowaty, ILB Matt Galambos, DT Tyrique Jarrett, G Dorian Johnson, OLB Ejuan Price.
Again, you take watch lists with a grain of whatever, but they do tell you something …
From practice: From Saturday’s scrimmage, coach Doc Holliday says he liked what he saw out of Garet Morrell and Xavier Gaines: “I thought the young quarterbacks are really starting to grow up. Both Morrell and Gaines have made strides.”
Doc has said he wanted to firm up positions by the end of the week, including the field-goal battle. Of the kickers: “I’d like somebody to separate; I’m not sure they have yet.”
Of WR Deon-Tay McManus, who left the scrimmage early and returned in a sling: “He’ll be all right.” No elaboration.
Coming up tonight/Wednesday a.m.: Feature on senior Corey Neely, the safety who has rotated in with the “ones” and is doing nicely.