From Furman sports information….
A day after being consistently gored by the offense in red zone and goal line work, Furman’s defense rebounded with an improved effort in Tuesday afternoon’s practice, according to head coach Bobby Lamb.”The defense bounced back today, showing some good competitiveness and pride,” said Lamb following the two hour and 15 minute practice.
In third down and distance situational work covering 13 plays, the Furman offense claimed a narrow 7-6 advantage, but later in a two-minute offense vs. two-minute session, freshman defensive end Josh Lynn dropped into coverage and intercepted a pass, which he returned 38 yards for a touchdown, capping wins by the defense in both series.
The Paladins also conducted more 7-on-7 sessions, went full rush on field goals and extra points, and worked on kickoffs.
Redshirt freshman Will King and true freshman Ryan Culbreath earned mention for stellar play in the Paladin receiver corps while defensively, Shaun Van Rensburg, taking part in only his second practice of the preseason, was singled out by Lamb for solid work.
“Will King caught everything out there today, and Ryan Culbreath continues to have a good camp. Having Shaun Van Rensburg back really inspires some of our younger guys because they can see how well he rushes the passer.”
All-Southern Conference rover Max Lerner also returned to action Tuesday after missing several praactices following a slight concussion.
Furman will practice Wednesday at 2:30 p.m