COLUMBIA - Beau Brinkley is finally tired.
After two hours of running and catching in the final traces of summer heat, he walks off the field, helmet in hand, his hair still damp from the remnants of another practice.
But it's the good kind of tired, the kind of tired that accompanies satisfaction, the kind of tired that Brinkley missed a year ago.
Brinkley spent the majority of each practice last season as an observer. As the team's long snapper Brinkley didn't participate in position drills and usually saw his practices end by the time special teams drills were finished.
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