From the Pressbox: August 20

Aug 20, 2008 - Posted by Jeff Reynolds on August 20, 2008 at 8:12 am | Updated: May 2, 2011 3:35 pm

Countdown to Kickoff

J.J. DiLuigi wants you to know that there are only 10 more days until the Cougars' season-opener against Northern Iowa. He, along with the rest of the team, wants you to know how important it is to wear blue to all 13 games this year. Even if you're parked in front of your television set in Pendleton, Oregon, or in Sagniaw, Michigan, or Hurricane, Utah, or Blackfoot, Idaho, or Pawnee, Nebraska, or wherever it is you are on game day ... wear blue!

Practice Photos

Photo by Scott Fitzgerald

Photo by Scott Fitzgerald

Photo by Scott Fitzgerald

Touchdown Run

During Wednesday's practice, redshirt freshman quarterback Stephen Covey led the offense on a scoring drive. Besides an interception from Travis Uale that he returned for a touchdown, Covey's was the only touchdown produced by the offense during the hour-long scrimmage.

I can hear Greg Wrubell now, "He's to the 10 ...

... the five ...

... he dives for the endzone ...

... TOUCHDOWN ... TOUCHDOWN ... TOUCHDOWN!"

Sorry. I got a little carried away. I know, I know. It's only practice.

Collie Update

Austin Collie continues to re-hab after battling a stress fracture in his leg. He could return to action as early as Friday. So, rather than tell you how he did during his workout with trainers and Max Hall today, why don't you take a look for yourself.

After a good workout ... it's time to talk about it.

More Practice Photos

Here are a few more practice photos.