"I think the players are more excited than I am of course," said Beckman. "But I think it will be a great opportunity to evaluate how far the new faces have come, the Malik Turners, the Jihad Wards, those types of guys, so that's what we're really excited about."
Some other notes from Friday's practice. Sophomore LEO Carroll Phillips is expected to return early next week after being sidelined with a concussion. Also defensive backs Caleb Day and Jaylon Dunlap are on track to return in the coming days after injuries cost them practice time this week.
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