It appears NDSU is going to hold off on the Marcus Williams-to-receiver experiment at least through this week. More on this story in Wednesday’s Forum, but receivers coach Kenni Burns showed Williams a few things in Monday’s practice and he said the sophomore caught on rather well.
One reason may be freshman Nate Moody’s progress (more on him later in the week). The coaches weren’t sure how he would react in a game and all Moody did was make two difficult catches for first downs, one a one-handed stab on the sideline.
If one more receiver goes down, however, look for Williams, who said he would relish the chance to play both ways in the same way of his childhood hero — Deion Sanders.