With the continuing rain, the first session of spring football practice was moved to the Traeger Center, that marvelous facility Tom Jurich made possible with contributions from the Traeger family and a number of other very generous U of L fans.
Some first day impressions:
James Bryant, the 6-3, 257-pound linebacker transfer from Miami, impresses right away. Intercepted a pass, ran it to the end zone. He’s a gifted athlete, knows exactly what to do with an interception. Don’t ever get in his way.
Jose Chichester, the 6-8, 223-pound wide receiver, is for real. Plays with confidence, has great hands and speed.
Jajuan Spillman back with the team, laughing, happy to be contending again; he’s endured the suspension, walked the straight and narrow, ready to resume where he left off.
Didn’t see Brock Bolen with the backs; either in class or just missed him.
Defensive tackle Adrian Grady looks healthy again, all business today. Quiet guy, but will make some noise next season.
James McKinney, the Michigan transfer from Louisville Central, was built to be a defensive football player, resembles a Brinks truck.
Defensive Line Coach Ken Delgado pays close attention to detail, a real teacher, makes learning contagious.
Jeff Brohm, as offensive coordinator, is where he needs to be. Seems to be an inordinate amount of talent at quarterback, running back and wide receivers, still more coming in with the freshman class.