Written by Justin Higdon on January 13, 2015
Day One of East-West Shrine Game practices was dampened by steady Florida rain showers, but Day Two’s weather was perfect for full pads. Too bad Mike Singletary runs the absolute worst practices I have ever seen. Inexplicably the former Niners head coach likes to line up offense vs. offense and defense vs. defense for long stretches of time. Observers were treated to offensive linemen lined up at linebacker, receivers at the corners and even quarterbacks at deep safety. It was easily the most frustrating aspect of either teams’ practices during my two days at St. Pete. But enough ranting. There were still plenty of good takeaways and players who stood out and warrant a second (or in some cases, a first) look. Here’s a quick rundown of my brief stint at college footballs annual mid-tier all-star game.