Coach Matt Young on Offense
Between now and the Wildcats’ football scrimmage on August 23, I’ll be talking with Wildcats’ football coaches about this year’s team. I asked Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Matt Young about the potential for this year’s Wildcats’ offense. He had just told an offensive lineman that the more improvement the player makes will move the offense closer to Coach Young’s offensive ceiling or its point of full potential. Coach Young said the offensive line is full of players who are experienced, big and committed. He said the Wildcats have an experienced quarterback with a great arm and good feet. Coach Young said nine of the Wildcats eleven wide receivers have played on Friday night. He said running back might end up as the position of strength for the offense this season. Coach Young said he has depth on offense and he added so many guys can do so many things. He is asking offensive players to improve one-percent in a facet of their game each day. Coach Young said if they can do that, the offense will end up being pretty good.
Coach Casey Jeter on Wildcats B Backs on Offense
Casey Jeter is in his second year as a coach for the Wildcats B backs on offense. The hybrid tight end and fullback mostly blocks on running plays but Coach Jeter says they can also be effective as pass catchers. He says he has one returning letterman, senior Jermond Bryant-Amos. The 6-foot-4, 215 pound Bryant-Amos is versatile enough to throw the shot put in track while also running the 400-meter race. Coach Jeter says Bryant-Amos played every game last year and really came on by the end of the season. He says Bryant-Amos has big hands. Coach Jeter says he also has Cameron Kaufert. Kaufert was the leading receiver on the JV team last year playing the B back position. Kaufert is also expected to play at defensive end for the Wildcats. He is 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds and also plays basketball. Coach Jeter expects Kaufert and Bryant-Amos to battle to see who starts. Coach Jeter says he also has two young players who are working hard to earn playing time. He says Landry Tyson, a wide receiver, may also line up in the B back position to give defenses something else to think about.