Youngsters Draw Praise From Coach Holliday

Publisher-Gene's Page
Posted Aug 5, 2005

Wide receiver coach Guy Holliday was impressed with the play of several young receivers after Thusday's practice.

Although true freshman Tay Bowser (6-4, 190) struggled at times during the conditioning drills the past few weeks, he proved to head coach Sly Croom and wide receiver coach Guy Holliday that he has a chance to be a quality wide receiver.

"I've very encouraged by the play of (Tay) Bowser," said third-year wide receiver coach Guy Holliday. "I think Tay has the tools and can run. I really feel good about him."

Holliday was particularly impressed with Tay's speed. "Speed-wise, (Bowser) is probably the most gifted player that we have. He has really good feet."

Another freshman, redshirt freshman Keon Humphries (5-10, 174), despite playing with an injury during the two-hour practice, did well enough to draw praise from Holliday.

"Keon Humphries has some shin splints and had to leave early for class," said Holliday, "but he had an above average day."

Sophomore Joey Sanders (6-1, 205) also earned Holliday's praise for his efforts in practice.

"Joey Sanders had a pretty good day," said Holliday. "He was pretty consistent."

Another freshman that was expected to be among Holliday's group was Aubrey Bell. However, he was playing at the safety position Thursday.

Another player Holliday would love to have seen on the field yesterday was wide receiver Corey Gardhigh, one of the most highly touted signees from last February's recruiting class. However, Corey is still waiting to be cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse. But that didn't keep him from watching every move by the wide receivers throughout yesterday's practice.

Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the Dawgs' Bite, Powered by website, the source for Mississippi State sports on the sports network. You can contact him by email at

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