- Knowshon. Take all of his red practice jerseys away and keep him in green. He looked primed. His first run was the best nine yard run you will ever see and he embarrassed a DB by crushing him on a screen pass. The other backs looked good at times, but Samuel had a fumble and Caleb completely wiffed a protection that almost got Stafford blindsided. All the backs ran well and I'd expect the battle for the No. 2 spot at running back will continue.
- The receivers. Not a lot of obvious drops and I thought MoMass displayed excellent hands. I can only remember a couple of balls that could have been caught that weren't. A.J. and Durham each almost made great catches deep in traffic, but came up a tad short. A.J. on fade routes is going to score a lot this season. When Southerland comes back, we should be terrifying in goal line situations. Demiko, Durham, and Mike Moore looked much more reliable than last year.
- Blair Walsh placekicking. When you nail your first college field goal with room to spare, and from 52 no less, you've had a good day. I hope it looks just as simple in Baton Rouge, down by two, with five seconds left. Speaking of special teams, I thought Asher Allen looked real good on punt returns (even if he had a muff) and Reshad Jones can go if Asher's too overworked.
- Defensive line penalties. I lost count of offsides penalties. Jeremy Lomax was offsides twice on a single play, inducing the Willie Martinez furor gauge to redline, popping his eyes out of their sockets. Got to do better than that boys. I know you want a good jump, but after three yellow hankies, just start looking at the dang ball.
- Tackling. It may be that we have grown accustomed to sure tacklers, but our DB tackling was completely substandard. We wanted to nudge rather than wrap guys up. On a single play in the first quarter, three of our guys missed a GSU receiver. That has got to get better. It's early and I'm confident that Willie will get that worked out.
- Blair Walsh kickoffs. I don't know if Walsh will be our kickoff guy all year, but he had some very short kickoffs. I understand that we prefer to kick the ball in the corner, cut off the field and force a short return, but I doubt we want the kickoff to be fielded at the twenty. Walsh's first kick was great, driving the ball well into the end zone. The short kick, though, is going to get us hurt. Walsh himself had to make a tackle on a long GSU return.