Aug. 16 Q&A with Jim Harbaugh
CB Barry Browning
CB Barry Browning
Senior Staff Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010

Week two of Stanford fall camp kicked off on Monday, and The Bootleg was on hand to participate in coach Jim Harbaugh’s post-practice media session. Harbaugh touched on a variety of topics, most of which focused on the training camp position battles.

On the backup quarterback competition:
“The three [quarterbacks], Loukas, Picazo, and Nunes have all stepped forward. They’re all playing well. Alex is ahead.”

On the right tackle competition:
“That’s still being competed for. The two leaders are Hall and McGillicuddy.”

On how true freshman Cameron Fleming fits into the right tackle mix
“He’s doing fine. There’s a lot of talent there. He has to play lower with his pads. That’s number one. And learn the system. I wouldn’t look for him to be the starter on September 1, but he’s doing a good job. Cole Underwood is doing a very good job as well.”

On the cornerback position opposite Richard Sherman:
“That’s a competition, too. Two guys that are leading there are Gatewood and Bademosi.”

On the free safety competition:
“I’d say Michael Thomas. Taylor Skaufel has also really stepped up. He’s in the mix. It’s still a competition. Yancy… Those guys are playing the most.”

On the punting competition:
“Bad day to ask about that. We didn’t punt so well today.”

On the running backs competition:
“They’re really stepping up. Patch has stepped up, but stepped up to be the starter? We’re not ready to name a starter yet. If we played a game tomorrow, Jeremy Stewart could start.”

On the third wide receiver spot:
Doug Baldwin has done a nice job stepping up. That’s another veteran guy who had a really good camp. He’s been healthy every day. He had a heck of spring. He was healthy all spring. He’s been healthy all through camp. He’s getting to the appropriate spot and making the catches. He’s really had a good start to camp here.”

On freshmen possibly breaking into the two-deep:
“It’s still a little early to tell, but there are guys that are playing well. Probably the highest guy on the depth chart in the offense-defense two-deep right now of any freshman is Barry Browning. He’s doing a nice job at corner. Then we had some special teams two-deepers that are freshmen.”

On the most pleasant surprises of camp
“Besides the usual guys, Taylor Skaufel, Derek Hall, Tyler Mabry had a good first week. Barry Browning. Loukas had an exceptional day yesterday.”

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