Harbaugh Pleased With First Two Workout Sessions
Aug. 11, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - The warm conditions that greeted Stanford on the first day of fall camp yesterday gave way to overcast and cooler conditions this morning as the Cardinal completed its second day of fall camp at Palo Alto High School.
The two-and-a-half hour session included more individual position workouts, 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills, third down simulations along with more conditioning.
Redshirt quarterback Andrew Luck was impressive in all passing drills, completing eye-opening passes to Doug Baldwin, Ryan Whalen, Drew Terrell and Coby Fleener. Tavita Pritchard also had a solid day throwing the ball, hooking up with Terrell, Griff Whalen and Warren Reuland.
Harbaugh was also impressed by the play of the defensive line, a unit that is projected to be one of the strongest on the team heading into the season.
'Udofia (Ekom), Fua (Sione), Masifilo (Matt), Keiser (Thomas) and Lorig (Erik) were all outstanding today,' said Harbaugh. 'Terrence Stephens is also going to be a very good player.'
'As a group, they are all moving fast running to the ball, getting a good push up front and are doing a good job in getting their hands up. This is going to be a very good group for us this season and you can see they are already playing with a lot of confidence.'
Stanford will dress in shells for workouts the next two days leading up the first full pad session on Friday. Workouts will continue at Palo Alto High School through Friday and the team will move back to Elliott Field for Saturday morning's session. Practices begin at 8:30 a.m. are open to the public.
Taylor Skaufel (left MCL), Allen Smith (fractured right kneecap), Usua Amanam (right toe fracture), Levine Toilolo (right foot fracture) and Alex Loukas (left ACL) have not participated in football-related activity...former San Francisco 49er quarterback Steve Bono was a guest in camp today...Comcast Sports Net Bay Area's college preview show featuring Stanford will air on Monday, April 17.