BY JEREMY HOECK
Injuries. Depth to be tested.
That’s about all the updates you could need from USD football practices since last week’s media day gathering.
The Coyotes have suffered more than their share of injuries already this fall, with a handful of the season-ending variety. Running back has been especially hit hard, with three guys now likely out — Jasper Sanders (wrist), Earv Archambeau (Achillies) and Khorey Kilgore (sprained MCL).
Receiver Anthony Williams also suffered a knee injury, so a number of other receivers will have to step up to complement Terrance Terry.
Other than that, the other main update I gathered from Friday’s practice was that offensive linemen Adam Praska (Jr.) and Jon Maag (Fr.) have transitioned to the defensive line. Praska’s move is especially critical, and the coaches are still deciding whether or not to redshirt Maag.
The one “shot in the arm” this week — as head coach Joe Glenn put it — was that junior defensive linemen Kenny Greer is back eligible after battling some academic issues.
Members of the football team, as well as many other Coyote teams, spent part of Friday helping freshmen move into the dorms.
And yes, Vermillion was chaotic on Friday. Between parents and families moving in their freshmen, to football practice, to volleyball practice, to convocation being set up in the DakotaDome, to the soccer opener, it was a busy little town.