August 16, 2013

Camp analysis, video: Day 14

Practice video coming

Purdue held a light workout Friday morning, a day after its last two-a-day and before its full-pad end-of-camp scrimmage Saturday.

It lasted only 45 minutes, before players started to get ready for the kickoff luncheon this afternoon.

Following are our brief observations:

Dan Monteroso's injury hurts, but it's not crippling.

The freshman wide receiver, if you hadn't heard yet, broke his collarbone on a one-on-one play with Ricardo Allen Thursday in the end zone. Monteroso went up to try to make a catch, coming down on the ground hard. An injury was immediately apparent.

After Friday's practice, Darrell Hazell confirmed the news, that Monteroso will have surgery on Saturday.

The freshman had played often with the second unit, sometimes the first, and had been widely praised for his early impact. He had a knack for being in the right place, making the catch, and turning up field. Others now likely in line for his playing time, although we're not exactly sure who is playing which positions with the second- and third-teams, are DeAngelo Yancey, Cameron Posey and Gary Bush.

During a quarterback-running back drill, Raheem Mostert caught a pass in the flat, with OC John Shoop telling him: "We're gonna find a role for you man. You're gonna held us win!"

Purdue held a short team drill to end its practice.

The offenses started at the 35-yard line, with only 40 seconds left, apparently needing a field goal to tie.

Rob Henry's No. 1 offense didn't advance the ball, settling for a Paul Griggs' 52-yard attempt that appeared on line but came up short.

The 2s, led by Austin Appleby, drove only four yards after two complete passes in three attempts. And with time running out, Sam McCartney came on for a 48-yarder; it had the distance but hit the left upright.

Danny Etling and the 3s were better. The quarterback hit passes to Danny Anthrop, Posey and Sterling Carter, driving to the 15. A spike stopped the clock.

Griggs then hit a 32-yarder.

The first team came back on the field for one more play, with three seconds left at the 20-yard line, needing a touchdown. But Henry was almost immediately rushed from the pocket, rolling to his left. His floater toward the goal line was nearly picked by Armstead Williams, a victory for the defense.

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