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Gold and Black Illustrated, Vol 26, Digital 5

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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED OLUME 26, ISSUE 5 44 N ew coordi- nator Terry Malone has talented pieces to work with, name- ly an experienced, potentially playmak- ing receiving corps, led by DeAngelo Yancey and Cameron Posey. Yancey is the known. He followed a resurgent junior season with a stellar spring, not only continuing to estab- lish himself as a deep threat but also emerging as a consistent pass-catcher on all routes and a physical player underneath. Posey is the riser. As the unques- tioned top slot receiver now that Danny Anthrop is gone, Posey may be the team's most reliable play- er and could develop into a third-down-converting machine, nearly uncoverable on slants, but it was a newly showcased after-the-catch slipperiness that truly impressed this spring. Don't sleep on Bilal Marshall and Gregory Phillips, under-the- radar guys who showed sticky hands and could excel if given a chance. … David Blough needed to show more poise in the pocket this spring, and a big piece of that was better footwork. It got "sloppy" (in his words) at times last season, and with new coach Tim Lester emphasizing it all spring, Blough got better. More than once this spring, Blough had a collapsing pocket around him but stood tall, sim- Analysis QB DAVID BLOUGH WR CAMERON POSEY Scouting The Offense BY STACY CLARDIE Photos by Tom Campbell (Posey); Paul Sadler (Blough)

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