August 9, 2007

Donovan steady in night practice

MADISON, Wis. - In their first practice under the lights at Camp Randall Stadium, the University of Wisconsin football team - dressed in half pads - concluded the third practice of fall camp Wednesday night. Although a mostly uneventful session - meaning not many big plays - the offense held steady under the lead of senior quarterback Tyler Donovan.

The following are's observations of the offense on the third day of camp, Wednesday, August 8, 2007.

  • After a bounce-back day two for Donovan and junior quarterback Allan Evridge, it was the senior who took control, having back-to-back strong days under center. While Evridge struggled during the second half of practice, it was Donovan completing pass after pass, short, intermediate and long.

    One of Donovan's best passes of the evening session was a long throw to freshman Nick Toon, who got up nicely for an excellent grab. He later hooked up with senior Luke Swan for a nicely thrown 40-some yard bomb. Later, Donovan hit senior Paul Hubbard on a play action pass, delivering the ball tight with the receiver holding on to the ball despite being sandwiched hard by two defenders.

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