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Camp notes: Aug. 15

By mrasor Published: August 15, 2007

Football
I lied. I was able to catch about 15 minutes of practice today.
I dropped by just in time for the goalline situation, which saw Carlton Jackson score on his feet and Chris Jacquemain score with his arm, finding Brian Flaherty in the endzone.
J.D. Brookhart was quite liberal throwing out taunting flags after each play. So the kickers both got a shot at an extra point from about 35 yards. Igor Iveljic's was blocked. Matt Domonkos' attempt was perfect.
A couple people have asked whether Zach Campbell is still in the running for kicker. Honestly, I don't think so -- but only based on the circumstances that it's not convenient to do each kicking drill three times in front of the entire team. The way I put it doesn't quite make sense, but believe me. If Campbell performs well during practice, he will get a chance during his Zips career.
Tomorrow is the all-important scrimmage that will determine many depth chart question marks. If you're lucky, I'll con a few people into doing a podcast with me afterward.
Volleyball
Akron placed last in the MAC East coaches' poll.
The team made strides last year, but struggled in conference play. From what I hear, coach Mike Sweitzer is really thrilled with his incoming recruiting class. He brought in the kind of athleticism the program has never seen.
Junior Jennifer Stewart will return from a back injury. Before that, she was one of Akron's cornerstones.
The season begins Aug. 24.

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