Here are some quick football updates. First, from Jen Smith at the Herald-Leader, we have a report that Nate Willis, a likely starter at cornerback for next season, will be out for 3-4 months with a sports hernia:
Cornerback Nate Willis will miss the next three to four months as he recovers from sports hernia surgery.
Willis, a junior college transfer, had 35 tackles, including two for a loss, and tied for a team-high five pass breakups. He started seven games for the Cats last season and missed the final three games with a knee injury.
That's bad news. Cody Quinn is getting reps in his stead, and Fred Tiller as well. Here's hoping for a quick return for Nate.
Kyle Tucker at the Courier-Journal has a transcript of today's media meeting with the coaches. Main points of interest besides the injury to Willis are:
- The offense did not look as good today;
- Quarterbacks getting drive-based equal reps;
- High praise for the development of Bud Dupree, physically as well as on the field;
There are some other things worth reading as well.
Here's a video of coach Jimmy Brumbaugh mic'd up.
These line coaches really do a lot more work than you might think, especially when it comes to technique.