August 13, 2012
Day 7 pm: Focus on Secondary
Monday night's practice saw Oregon State dealing with a lot more situational drills than usual.
The second daily-double of fall camp was a lot of focus on both the red zone and third-down-and-short situations in full-team drills and skeleton.
After the first half of practice, which consisted of special teams work, individual group drills, and a brief session for the offense to run plays, the team did a lot of situational team work. For the first team drills in skeleton and 11-on-11s, it was all third downs, with 4 yards to gain. These were some of the more intense team drills of fall camp so far, as the players are probably anxious to begin laying real hits on each other.
Then they moved to red zone for their second session. The offense took snaps from 3, 5, 10 and 20 yards away from the goal line. Some highlight-worthy moments were tight end Connor Hamlett being targeted a good chunk of times in the end zone, given his height at 6-foot-7; and also a very smooth Jordan Poyer interception in a ball he cut off intended for Wheaton. Poyer ran it back 40 yards before Malcolm Agnew caught him.
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