Johnson suffered a Lisfranc injury in his right foot in a scrimmage, an injury that required surgery. Johnson was fully involved in practice Tuesday and said he is feeling 100 percent.
Johnson said he was rusty Tuesday, the team’s first practice, but “I threw a lot more in rhythm (Thursday). It feels good getting back out there and getting out with the guys, because last year was really tough.”
Both shared their excitement about the new spread offense, in no small part because of the increased opportunity to throw the ball.
“It’s a lot similar to what I ran in high school,” Johnson said. “So far, it’s really good, and it just gives you a chance to drop back and throw the ball and it feels good. It feels like my old days.”
Said Graham, “Triple option coming in freshman year, we really didn’t throw it like that, but I’m ready to throw it and show the world what I’ve got.”
Graham also was sporting a new jersey number – No. 14, after wearing No. 4 last fall. Asked for an explanation, Graham offered a cryptic explanation.
“We’ll see in the fall,” he said with a smile.