Day 3 of UofL football practice: Gardner relaxes as offense shines

08/08/2014 05:30 AM

For day three of football practice, the Cards put on pads and got down to business. The coaches shook up the group, moving freshman quarterback Reggie Bonnafon from the newcomers group to the veterans group. Safety transfers Josh Harvey-Clemons and James Sample were also moved to the veterans group.

After a couple of inconsistent days, red shirt sophomore Will Gardner was more relaxed on day three and was clearly the best quarterback on the field. Even when he was not in the huddle or taking a snap, he was cheering on teammates from the sideline and consulting with offensive coordinator Garrick McGee in between plays. Bonnafon held his own among the vets but had a couple of miscues. The freshman was not afraid to take off and run if a play was breaking down.

No matter who was at quarterback, the offense looked great in red zone drills. Almost every play resulted in a touchdown, which may be a little skewed since it is practice but still. The most impressive defensive play in the red zone came from sophomore safety Gerod Hollimon, who flew in out of nowhere to break up a pass just one yard out of the end zone. That play certainly impressed the crowd.

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