The Owls return Saturday morning to practice for the upcoming season

The quarterback battle is still ongoing between Nick Tronti, Justin Agner and Chris Robison.

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The Owls return Saturday morning to practice for the upcoming season

The offensive lineman practice blocking drills at the second day of fall training camp. Photo by: Zachary Weinberger

The offensive lineman practice blocking drills at the second day of fall training camp. Photo by: Zachary Weinberger

The offensive lineman practice blocking drills at the second day of fall training camp. Photo by: Zachary Weinberger

The offensive lineman practice blocking drills at the second day of fall training camp. Photo by: Zachary Weinberger

Zachary Weinberger, Sports Editor

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The looming quarterback battle was still prevalent at day two of training camp. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Nick Tronti started out playing with the first team. For the second team, recently reinstated Chris Robison played the majority of the snaps. Although, as the day went along each quarterback, along with Justin Agner, rotated between each team.

Redshirt junior wide receiver John Mitchell continues to impress in camp, making some impressive catches and mostly dominating one-on-one drills against defensive backs. 

On the same side of the ball, the offensive line as a whole had a nice practice. Besides a few moments where they busted the play in the backfield, they’ve been holding the defensive ends, tackles and opening holes for running backs. This is coming off the news of offensive lineman Calvin Ashley and Jake Jones missing the first two days of camp. 

On the defensive side of the ball, everybody got their time to shine, especially redshirt junior Meiko Dotson, redshirt freshman Armani Eli-Adams and Teja Wilson and senior Chris Tooley who recorded an interception. Tooley said he’s expecting himself and the team to improve this coming season. 

“Find something to get better at,” Tooley told the University Press. “I don’t care what it may be, being in the right place at the right time so you can come in and play better ball.”

Tooley also praised defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer, saying he’s doing a good job at building the chemistry between the players on the defense. 

Junior cornerback James Pierre feels improving himself outside of football will improve his game.

“Most definitely. I got a lot more to prove myself as a man,” Pierre said. “Especially handling myself off the field and also helping my teammates out.” 

The University Press will be back for tomorrow’s training camp as 110 players will continue their practice as they get ready for the season opener on Aug. 31 against Ohio State. 

Zachary Weinberger is the sports editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @ZachWeinberger.