Jerick McKinnon returned to the field for individual drills Friday afternoon, including a new ladder drill introduced to the position group by running backs coach Kevin Stefanski.
McKinnon and his teammates ran through the ladder by stepping their right foot into the left column and vice versa.
“He’s come up with a couple of different drills we haven’t done in the past two years,” McKinnon said of Stefanski. “Just working on footwork […]. Things that he teaches us are [game-related]. He has his theory that you can only coach running backs so much, and then the rest of it is up to us.”
McKinnon sat out most of the week after tweaking his lower back Monday. He said most of the decision has been precautionary.