As camp is winding down the Bulls are running two a day practices. The evening practice was under the lights at UB Stadium with players in full pads.
On the defensive side of the ball Solomon Jackson is turning out to be has shown promise at the defensive end spot since making the move from linebacker. He provided pressure off the edge and got to quarterback on more than a couple of times.
Jackson is likely going to be starting on the defensive line along with Max Perisse, Brandon Crawford, Demone Harris.
Freshman quarterback Tyree Jackson looked great in the scrimmage last Saturday and continues to impress. Among his throws last night was a perfect deep ball to K.J. Osborn that went for an 80-yard touchdown.
The New UB receivers had a good day. Collin Lisa should be a reliable part of the offense and Sweet Home product \ Brandon Smiley had a couple of nice catches on the night.
Smiley is a freshman so he may not be a huge part of the offense this season but Coach Leipold has said that if a Freshman can contribute and is big enough to stay healthy he has no issue playing them.
There was not a lot of notes out there for UB's running backs yesterday but I found a great article on UB's 1-2 punch.
Taylor, Johnson Pack Bulls 1-2 Punch
"It's a coincidence that we both wear 1 and 2 (Taylor wears jersey No. 1; Johnson No. 2)," Johnson said. "It should be a fun and exciting season. Hopefully we both stay healthy. We run behind a great offensive line. As well as we succeed, it comes off of what they do for us."
Jeff Quinn had a habit of running his goto back 30 times a game, hopefully Lance Leipold has instincts to not overwork the backs.
A good story on UB walk on lineman Jacob Bryan who did a hitch in the Marines before going to college.
UB walk-on lineman learned goal-setting in Marine Corps
Byron, the University at Buffalo’s 24-year-old sophomore offensive lineman, served four years in the Marines. After graduating from Marion High School, about 105 miles to the northeast of Buffalo, Byron wasn’t exactly sure what his next step was.
It's safe to say that if anyone can shrug off the pressure of an NCAA football camp it would be Byron.
Finally the UB Football Video team's facebook page has some nice pictures from yesterday's practices.