Spring Practice Update - Day Eight

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Raheem Mostert made several nice catches during Monday's practice.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Raheem Mostert made several nice catches during Monday's practice.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

April 1, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Low temperatures and wind forced the Boilermakers back indoors on Monday for the eighth practice of the spring. The team was dressed in helmets and shoulder pads.

The offense worked on the two-minute drill multiple times in practice. First, it was without a defense. At the end of practice, though, it was situational 11 on 11 with the offense down by four points and at roughly its own 30-yard line. Rob Henry’s unit was first, but failed to score after an interception due to miscommunication cut the drive short.

Next was Austin Appleby who led the team inside the 35. However, a sack pushed them back and forced the offense to burn its timeout. On fourth and one just outside the red zone with under 10 seconds left, Appleby was flushed from the pocket and his pass sailed through the end zone to give the defense another stop.

Dolapo Macarthy and Raheem Mostert each had a couple impressive leaping catches during one on one wide receiver vs. defensive back drills. Macarthy was able to score on one of those occasions.

Macarthy and defensive tackle Ryan Watson stopped by to talk to Boilermaker All-Access after practice. Tight ends coach Gerad Parker also talked to the media.