Wildcats Offense Coordinator Matt Young senses that his offense recently hit a little bit of a plateau during spring practice. The team has had nine workouts and had five more to go plus the May 19 Spring Game. Coach Young says about 90% or more of the offense for this season has been installed during the spring.
Young says the offense is currently in a grind phase where players have to make a decision to come out with the right attitude and not just go through the motions. After all, Coach Young says, football is an emotional game that needs to be played with enthusiasm. Monday was described as a lackluster day by Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens. Coach Young says Tuesday was better. He says the emotion was better and thus improvements were made.
Coach Young said lineman Charley Maddux, a junior to be and a question mark coming into spring, has done a tremendous job. He is playing next to big offensive lineman Norris English. Coach Young says running backs continue to try and get the running game in a groove. Cor’Tavius Pruitt has been added to the mix with returners Colton Allen Searn Rodgers and Lawrence Worth.
With quarterback Ryan Humphries playing baseball, Coach Young says D’Corian Young has been learning a lot. He says Young is seeing a lot of things each day.
Coach Young says receivers continue to make plays. He says Landry Tyson had a good day Tuesday and Austin Dodd had a nice catch. He also mentioned Bryce McQueen, Pacen Edwards and Jace Thompson.
Coach Young says for the rest of spring the emphasis will be on things to clean up like route running and making plays when the opportunity arises. Coach Young says he is a big fan of spring practice. He says tons of question marks are being cleared up and he has a better idea of what he has. Coach Young says he knows a lot more now about offensive line depth and receivers who can play.