Aug. 9, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford Football team resumed practice on Tuesday afternoon at the Elliott Football Practices Fields. On day one, the offense led the charge, but on day two, it was a different story.
Head Coach Walt Harris commented on the successful day for the defensive unit.
"I thought the defense did an exceptional job taking the ball away," Harris said. "Turnovers are the name of the game, and they won today's turnover battle."
As the competition for the cornerback position continues to heat up, at least two players helped their cause by returning interceptions for scores. During the first "team" segment, Nick Sanchez returned a Tavita Pritchard pass 30 yards for a score. Later in the day, Wopamo Osaisai displayed a tremendous burst as he jumped in front of a route and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown.
Practice #3 for the Cardinal will take place on Wednesday at 3:00 pm, PT. Practices are open to fans and media, but all practice times and locations are subject to change.
NOTES: The team practiced only in helmets for the second day in a row. On the third day of camp, teams are allowed to add shoulder pads to the mix ... Hundreds of observers and spectators viewed practice again on Tuesday as Stanford hosted the FINA Swimming events at the Avery Aquatic Center ... The Cardinal is the only BCS Conference school to play only five home games ... Defensive back Brandon Harrison is taking reps at safety and corner during training camp ... Sophomore OLB Clinton Snyder switched from #57 to #20 during the off season ... Backup QB Tavita Pritchard made the switch from #10 to #14, the same number worn by his uncle, "The Throwin' Samoan" Jack Thompson.