Preseason Camp Day 1 Recap
Aug. 5, 2011
AMHERST, Mass. -
After some individual work, lunch, and meetings, it was back to McGuirk for the first official practice of the season. Helmets were the only equipment for the first practice and the offense wore its traditional white jerseys (except one player, see below) and defense was in its usual black. As is usually the case with early season practices, technique and base concepts were the major points of emphasis from the coaches.
After practice, the team headed to the Berkshire Dining Common for dinner before reporting to Boyden Gym for the annual bench press testing in the weight room.
GILSON: CONDITIONING CHAMP
Senior captain Tyler Holmes said afterwards that it was a pair of his linebacker mates, twins Tim Brandt and Tom Brandt that caught his eye as impressive in the conditioning. When pressed which of the redshirt sophomores was faster, Holmes replied, "I think Tom is faster than Tim, but I could be wrong on that."
WESTCARR WINS BENCH PRESS TITLE
Redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Vincent Westcarr put up a team-high 425 lbs., while Galen Clemons, Anthony Dima, Brandon Potvin, and Josh Samuda all put up 405 lbs.
JACKSON SWITCHES IT UP
Jackson explained that he is switching to No. 11 this season because it was his number in high school when he played linebacker and tight end for Gwynn Park High in Brandywine, Md.
VIOLETTE OUT FOR SEASON
Violette was 9-of-15 in field goal attempts last season and 25-of-27 on PATs. He also averaged 37.7 yards on 36 punts.
Morris named redshirt sophomore Brandon Levengood as a candidate to step into the kicking role as well as redshirt sophomore Jeff Strait the punting role. He also said sophomore Igor Garcia a contender.