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BYU Football Spring Practice, Day 7: Former Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell attends practice, Zach Katoa emerges at RB

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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.

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.
  • 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.

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.