Senior Jared Hassin continued to mix in the backfield with the first team. Hassin lined up with Terry Baggett and Larry Dixon on one snap and Raymond Maples and Dixon on another.
Hassin, a 1,000-yard rusher as a sophomore, finished one run with a solid stiff arm to Stephen Riccardi.
Ellerson worked one-on-one with junior defensive tackle Bobby Kough a few times in practice. Kough, who will make his college debut on Sept. 8 at San Diego State, could be the difference defensively for Army this season. Army needs Kough to plug holes inside and free its linebackers to make plays.
Sophomore running back Trenton Turrentine (hand) and sophomore wide receiver Chevaughn Lawrence (leg) were injured in practice and didn’t not finish.
Players wearing red “no-contact” jerseys at the start of practice were junior defensive end Jarrett Mackey; junior linebacker Corey Watts, sophomore defensive end Colin Linkul and freshman linebacker Tyler McLees.
Sophomore James Kelly, who was listed as an offensive lineman at the start of training camp, has moved back to defense. Kelly can play defensive end or linebacker.
Junior Scott Williams wide receiver Scott Williams isn’t afraid to lay his body out for passes. Williams, who played slotback last season, might lead training camp in diving catches.
Junior defensive tackle Clayton Keller had the upper hand in just about every turn of his one-on-one drills with offensive linemen. Keller finished every rep by exploding through a tackling dummy.
A few seconds after Jordan Crockett made a leaping interception, offensive coordinator Ian Shields ran toward the junior cornerback and gave him a high-five.
Junior defensive end Kyle Maxwell broke through the line and a keeper by quarterback Trent Steelman and one Army coach yelled, “Don’t touch him.”
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