"We need to get a little bit of live work in tomorrow and see some tackling and full speed blocking," Hilltopper head coach David Elson said. "We installed a lot today, but we saw some good things out of the offense and we're getting some good timing going with some of the things we are doing."
The offense's productive day was due in large part to the trio of talented running backs in the Hilltopper backfield. Marrell Booker, Tyrell Hayden and Bobby Rainey all return in 2009 and seem healthy and ready to contribute.
"One position that has really come out and is hitting on all cylinders it seems like is our running backs," said Elson. "They are so skilled and are such good route runners that they can give us a lot of different possibilities and a lot of different ways to get them the ball."
Elson also announced on Thursday that freshman quarterback Courtney Dalcourt suffered a torn ACL during Wednesday's practice and will miss the entire 2009 season.
--From WKU Sports Information Dept.