Kiffin: Some young players shine in hurry

The first thing Lane Kiffin talked about Tuesday after practice was how it was a normal second day of fall camp in which the veteran players do well but the young guys struggle as the coaches are adding more stuff for them to learn.

Kiffin was then quick to start pointing out some second-year players who are examples of guys who are making the transition from their freshmen seasons and are ready for bigger things. Here were some of his comments:

  • Soma Vainuku: “He’s a special athlete. He’s 250 pounds and he’s faster than most of our tailbacks.”

  • Buck Allen: “He looks different than he did in spring but that’s common for a second year player.”