Since this blog has started in this space, in this month of spring football, pointing out deficiencies like lack of depth has not been real tough. That’s not the case this year.
This is a good team. It could be really good. There are not a lot of holes as spring moves toward the first day of full pads on Friday. Other stuff:
- Justin Howard was suspended for violation of team rules (story on inforum.com site). Speaking of receiver, redshirt freshmen Zach Vraa and Trevor Gebhart were the best two out there on Wednesday. Both got open routinely in 7 on 7 drills against a pretty good defense. Ryan Smith was the third-best receiver.
- Offensive tackle Jeff Jerve was hurt during a one-on-one drill and was on crutches at the end of practice. Head coach Craig Bohl said Jerve heard something pop “but we don’t think it’s anything super serious.” My interpretation of that is the staff doesn’t think it’s an ACL.
- Punter Matt Voigtlander is taking to his new position, sending most of his punts between 40 and 50 yards with a side wind. It took awhile before he shanked one.
- Asked if there was a quarterback depth chart, Bohl called it an “informal one.” Brock Jensen is taking the first snaps. It appears the No. 2 job is being alternated between Jose Mohler and Esley Thorton.
- Here’s a drill you haven’t seen very often in spring football: Four quarterbacks throwing at the same time to two wide receivers, a running back and tight end.
- Defensive tackle Justin Juckem sat out Wednesday with back spasms.
- Cornerback Zach Colvin, who is sitting out this season to gain his eligibility, was at practice Wednesday.