Friday, April 22, 2016
Scheduled to start at 11:00AM, it will be a bit of a different spring game than usual, due to the fact that it will be a no-tackling practice, unlike the one I happened to catch that was partial tackling.
"We never had a full practice that was all tackling," head coach Andy Coen told Lehighsports.com. "I picked about three practices where he had at times, full contact. We never put ourselves in a situation where we were doing too much. I do believe if you want to get good at these things, you have to practice them. We've been using a lot of the techniques that the Seattle Seahawks have utilized over the last couple of years, and those techniques have been very productive for us. We're getting a lot better with our technique and are coaches are doing a great job of staying on top of our kids regarding technique."
So considering that this spring game will be a little bit different than other ones we're used to, what can we expect to learn? Plenty, fortunately.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
From the drills to the scrimmages, rising senior LB Colton Caslow and rising senior CB Brandon Leaks stood out in terms of their energy level, flying to the ball.
On one play during the scrimmage I saw, Caslow nearly took out someone holding up a down marker as he left his feet, trying to get at the offensive player.
On another, Leaks made a break on his receiver to give the Brown side a chance to crow against the White-jerseyed offense.
Though the contact has been "very limited", coach Coen said the tackling practices have been making a difference thus far in the spring season.
"I was very happy with our defense," head coach Andy Coen told me. "I believe our veteran players really took the bull by the horns and were very good leaders during practice."