BYU has concluded week two of spring practices. With the big win over Gonzaga, and the WCC tournament, spring ball has been rather quiet this season.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as injuries are often the biggest stories to come out of spring practices. BYU has avoided any notable injuries (knock on wood) thus far during spring practices.
Here is a tweet roundup of highlights during BYU’s second week of camp:
Coach Steve Kaufusi has moved to linebackers’ coach, and Coach Tuiaki is now the DC/DL coach:
2 thoughts from day 3 of media observation, BYU Spring Ball.— Hans Olsen (@975Hans) March 6, 2017
I like the Kaufusi move to LB's coach.
Gilford was an excellent hire for DB's.
RB Ula Tolutau has established himself as a leader to be BYU’s feature back:
Day 3 Standouts:— Hans Olsen (@975Hans) March 6, 2017
Ula Tolutau (beast)
The connection between Mangum and Moroni Pututau at TE.
More are hopping on the "Ula Tolutau is gonna get A TON of carries" train. Welcome aboard, y'all. That mission weight won't be a problem.— Jeff Hansen (@rakoto10) February 28, 2017
Beau Hoge looks to have made progress in his bid to be Tanner Mangum’s backup QB:
Backup QB spot still up for grabs, but during today's session Beau Hoge looked really good and completed most of his passes. #BYUFootball— ESPN960Sports (@espn960sports) March 8, 2017
Junior speedster Zayne Anderson has made a name for himself at the safety position:
"Zayne Anderson has been seeing most of the reps alongside Micah Hanneman." @criddler21 on the BYU safeties.— ESPN960Sports (@espn960sports) March 7, 2017
After redshirting last year, freshman OL Kieffer Longson has been living up the hype he had coming out of high school:
"Kieffer Longson, I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up starting." @criddler21— ESPN960Sports (@espn960sports) March 6, 2017
@ACEide93 says Kieffer Longson is "half man, half Grizzly bear."— ESPN960Sports (@espn960sports) March 9, 2017
There’s been some confusion as to WR Inoke Lotulelei’s status on the team, but he has been participating in practices:
On the come up #2017 #BYUFootball pic.twitter.com/708e09WC0A— Inoke Lotulelei (@Lotulelei_4) March 9, 2017
There were a good number of screen passes executed during today's practice, a change from last year's #BYU offense— ESPN960Sports (@espn960sports) March 8, 2017
Former Utah coach Aaron Roderick attended BYU's spring practice session Wednesday morning.— Jeff Call (@AJeffreyCall) March 8, 2017
“Playing NT, you get to play against the No. 1 center in the country right now,” @mounga50 re: @tejankoroma56— Benjamin Criddle (@criddler21) March 10, 2017
I asked Ty Detmer to compare @tannermangum's arm to a gun...— Benjamin Criddle (@criddler21) March 9, 2017
He called Tanner Mangum's arm a 300 mag.
Here are some videos from this week’s practices:
SPRING: @BYUfootball goes outside for their March 8th practice. #BYUFootball #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/A70P6Im0GR— BYU Cougars Video (@BYU_Video) March 8, 2017
SPRING: @tannermangum of @BYUfootball finds @Bushman1Matt for the completion. #GoCougs #BYUFootball pic.twitter.com/ZGXsVSMuVJ— BYU Cougars Video (@BYU_Video) March 10, 2017
SPRING: @Little_Bill6 of @BYUfootball gets open for @tannermangum . #GoCougs #BYUFootball pic.twitter.com/txbTCG2b0x— BYU Cougars Video (@BYU_Video) March 10, 2017
BYU will resume practice next week, including a Friday trip down south to St. George.