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August 13, 2007
Several players return to the football field
The Notebook
The Hokie football team resumed practice on Monday following a day off on Sunday, and several previously injured players made their return to action.

Eddie Royal, Macho Harris, Barry Booker, Richard Graham and Mario Edwards were all back in uniform after missing time with various ailments. Royal and Harris got some work fielding punts in addition to their normal duties, while Graham and Edwards eased their way back into the mix following hamstring strains.

Booker (sprained toe) was still in a blue jersey, meaning his work was to be limited, but he is no longer in a boot and was able to get some reps in with the first-team defense.

Even Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver made an appearance, as the former Penn State center was seen giving some pointers to long snapper Bart McMillin.

Also of note, tailback Branden Ore is now listed as the co-No. 1 on the depth chart with Kenny Lewis, Jr. He had been listed at No. 3 since the start of camp because he returned from home in what the coaches deemed unsatisfactory physical condition.

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