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Bulls go to full pads

---Temperatures reached the low 80s at UB Stadium today when the Bulls went to full pads for the first time in training camp. And the players couldn’t be happier.

“You get a little frustrated when the pads are off because you can’t go full speed,’’ senior guard Peter Bittner said. “It was great, people were flying around and this is the fastest, strongest team we’ve ever had in my five years here. We’re all competitive and we all want to hit and you want to go up against the first team defense and show them what you got and make each other better.’’

Coach Jeff Quinn liked the level of intensity.

“I told them they looked good in their equipment and we’ll issue everything but guts,’’ he said. “”They’ll have to provide guts and we’ll issue everything else.’’

Quinn was especially pleased with the play of his tailbacks and quarterbacks.

“Our backs did a good job being patient, allowing our offensive line to set up some of their blocks,’’ Quinn said. “We saw the quarterback move the pocket a little bit more and try to get him to throw the ball in a few more locations and allow us to put some stress on some of the corners.’’

Wednesday will be the first of the Bulls two-a-day sessions. The NCAA doesn’t allow programs to begin two-a-days until after the first five days of practice. Coaches aren’t allowed to conduct back-to-back two-a-days.

---Just like he did on Monday, sophomore Jerry Davis took snaps with the first-team offense while redshirt freshman Alex Dennison worked with the second team.

“They’re both doing great and they’re both leading the team real well and I’m ready to go to battle with either one of them,’’ Bittner said.

---Rodney McKissic



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