BYU finished its 7th Spring practice Monday afternoon with Cougars at the halfway point of Spring ball.
Here are some of the highlights from Monday’s practice:
- Former Seahawks Offensive Coordinator Darrell was in attendance and chatted with BYU coaches after practice, according to Dick Harmon.
Former Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell attended Monday BYU practice and spent 20 minutes aftwards chatting with Grimes, Pugh and Roderick. Last to leave the practice facility.— Dick Harmon (@Harmonwrites) March 19, 2018
Bevell is LDS and has a daughter on BYU’s softball team. Bevell is currently unemployed after spending the last seven seasons as the Seahawks offensive coordinator. BYU is in the market for football consultants, and it is unclear if Bevell would be interested in such role. With his tenure in the NFL (he’s been a NFL QB coach or OC since 2000), it seems unlikely that BYU could get someone with Bevell’s resume as a consultant.
Whatever the case may be, it’s nice for BYU to have someone like Bevell connected with the program.
- With Squally Canada sitting out Monday’s practice, redshirt freshman Zach Katoa furthered his cause as a name to watch at running back. We highlighted Katoa as a player to watch before spring ball started, and the former Oregon State signee has been a standout during spring. Look for Katoa to get major playing time this fall.
Looks like redshirt freshman Zach Katoa is really emerging at running back; Katoa, Riley Burt, Austin Kafentzis and Kavika Fonua saw the most snaps in the 11 on 11. Squally Canada didn't get any reps in the media viewing portion of practice.— Jay Drew (@drewjay) March 19, 2018
- With Beau Hoge out with an illness, Zach Wilson continued to impress as QB. Wilson has been getting a lot of reps during spring ball, and is clearly in the mix to be BYU’s starting QB.
#BYU spring football Day 7 standouts— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) March 19, 2018
- Zach Wilson
- Micah Simon
- Matthew Criddle
- Bracken El-Bakri
- Hirkley Latu
ESPN listed Zach Wilson as one of three newcomers to watch in the Group of 5/Independents.
- Here’s a 5-minute with Kalani Sitake after practice. He mentions Zayne Anderson, Butch Pau’u and Sione Takitaki as the three starting linebackers.