Both Irish and I are going to pretty hard pressed to make much of fall practice this season. Luckily BuffFiend87 was there taking in the action and was kind enough (thank you!) to send over some observations. Remember, if any of you go to some practices/scrimmages make sure and throw your thoughts into a fanpost and we will do our best to promote the work to the front page.
They're definetely the "weak link" on defense but there's a lot of promise. Herrod is big and fast. Goree is huge. Kasa (pronounced Kay-suh I learned today so say it correctly so you don't get made of by your friends like me) and Bonsu (ed. note - Allen representing) looked good. Kasa is enormous along with Miller and Solder as the biggest looking players out there. I think Kasa will get a lot of PT this year and should start by next year at the latest.
They look solid. It was hard to gauge though because the offense isn't capable of many pass attempts down the field so it's hard to know how they will fare against pass happy spread teams. but they're big, fast and seem organized. The young guys (Mahnke, Orms, etc.) look like they're full of potential.
Finally, Will Jefferson actually got some PT and made a couple of catches today. He looks pretty good out there for being so new to the program. Dustin Ebner and Espinoza got a lot of PT with the first team offense. I don't know who #33 is (maybe a FB?) but he kind of reminded me of Brandon Drumm - big, bruising blocker with nice hands out of the backfield.