With all that happened with Larry English yesterday, it's almost easy to forget there was the final practice of spring football.
In the next week or so, you can expect a position-by-position breakdown for the team based on my judgments after watching the Huskies for 15 practices. But I wanted to deliver a few post-practice thoughts and hopefully get a conversation going on what you saw Saturday.
First, the offense and defense were about as vanilla as possible. This was done out of necessity because of injuries and the coaches felt that an open scrimmage in April wasn't a great time to debut any new wrinkles.
That said, it's hard to say sophomore running back Me'co Brown isn't the most improved player on the team this spring. He proved it again on Saturday with his performance (18 rushes, 145 yards). For more on his spring in general, read today's story (click here) on Brown.
Wide receiver and tight end are about as open of a competition as possible. Ron Walker had a decent day with three catches, but has been inconsistent throughout camp. Fall camp is going to be very interesting to watch at those two positions. The offense could be in real trouble if there are no standouts at these positions by the end of August.
Safety David Bryant and linebacker Alex Kube have clearly stepped into leadership roles on the defense. Bryant's confidence has soared and he impressed again on Saturday with two pass breakups. Kube is the linebacker the rest of the linebackers look to at this point.
That's it for now but I'll have more on Monday and throughout this next week. What did you think of the spring preview?