Aug 12, 2013
After taking Sunday off for Vanderbilt's annual fan day - Dore Jam presented by Gary Force Acura - the Commodores returned to the practice field Monday for their second two-a-day of fall camp.
Inclement weather disrupted Vanderbilt's morning practice with the Dores moving inside the student rec center for the practice session. Monday's morning sessioin marked the fourth time during training camp the Commodores have been forced inside by Mother Nature.
With the rain and lightning gone for the afternoon, the squad returned to the practice field for approximately a 90-minute workout in shoulder pads, helmets and shorts.
The battle between Josh Grady and Patton Robinette for the No. 2 quarterback position continued on Monday with both players seeing action with the second team offense. Grady and Robinette rotated series, and occasionaly snaps, with the second unit during Saturday night's scrimmage.
The Vandy defense bounced back from Saturday's scrimmage with a solid outing flying to the ball and playing tough defense against the run during team drills. Austyn Carta-Samuels continued his strong camp connecting with Jordan Matthews on a long pass play over the middle towards the end of practice.
Multiple redshirt freshmen are competing for playing time with cornerback Paris Head leading the way. Head, Torren McGaster and Andrew Williamson have all impressed coaches in the secondary. The depth on the offensive line continues to improve with five redshirt freshmen stepping into important roles. Andrew Jelks, Barrett Gouger, Blake Fromang, Will Holden and Kevin McCoy are filling out the depth chart behind the Dores' starting O-Line.
The Commodores return to the practice field for one practice tomorrow afternoon.