Campin' with the Esks

GERRY PRINCE -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 7:35 AM ET

Today's schedule:

7:50 to 9:35 a.m and 9:50 to 11:35 a.m. at Concordia University College.

Tomorrow:

9 to 11 a.m. at Concordia University College.

First down

Kevin Lefsrud is adjusting nicely to playing centre. Lefsrud was the starting right guard until Tim Prinsen was sidelined by an infected knee last season. The Viking native took over from Prinsen and finished out the year as the middle man. In the wake of Prinsen's retirement, Lefsrud finds himself anchoring the offensive line. "Not being the centre at training camp last season hurt," said Lefsrud. "Training camp is where you learn all the finer points of how to fit in with the guy beside you."

Second down

Looks can be deceiving, but to the untrained eye QB Ricky Ray appeared to be having trouble connecting with his receivers yesterday. "Maybe it was the receiver not being in the right spot," said Esks head coach Danny Maciocia "Right now, he's just trying to get a feel for his personnel around him. I saw him make a couple of throws to Jason Tucker but that chemistry is already there" ... QB Jason Maas was relegated to observer status for both camp sessions yesterday. Maas threw 65 passes before putting his helmet down on the opening day of training camp. "He should be back tomorrow and slinging them down field," Maciocia said ... DL Randy Spencer (shoulder surgery) sat out yesterday's opening session.

Paring down

After a day in Green and Gold camp, WR Joel Hazard cleaned out his locker and headed home to begin his honeymoon. Hazard married last Thursday, arrived in Edmonton the following day, had his medical Saturday and was cut Sunday evening. The departure left 70 men on the roster.


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