COLLEGE STATION --- The Texas A&M football team continued its preparation for the season opener against Montana State as they drilled for two hours on Wednesday morning. The Aggies donned full pads as they spent the first half of practice in the McFerrin Athletic Center before moving to the grass practice fields to finish.
“I thought our guys had a good solid practice.” Aggie head coach Dennis Franchione said. “Keep in mind that we had two practices yesterday and yesterday‚s practice was very physical. They grinded through it well.”
The highlight of practice was the ever popular “Aggie Drill” which pits a defensive lineman against an offensive lineman and a running back in an intense blocking and tackling drill. Other noteworthy plays included a diving first down catch by wide receiver Earvin Taylor and a highlight reel breakaway run by Mike Goodson.
After practice Franchione was asked about the running back combination of Jorvorskie Lane and Mike Goodson.
“Obviously it gives us power and it gives us elusiveness,” Franchione said. “It also gives us kind of a fastball, change-up effect. You get used to Jorvorskie’s speed and then all of the sudden it is Goodson’s speed. Jorvorskie isn’t going to put a lot of moves on you and Mike is going to shake you. It has been a nice combination and I think our coaches have done a nice job getting the guys in on plays that are best for our offense at the right time.”
Several spectators were present at practice today as media members were allowed to attend for the second day in a row and NFL scouts were in abundance to keep an eye on possible Aggie draft picks. NFL teams in attendance included the Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks and the New York football Giants.