PROVO, Utah – The second week of spring practice is over at Brigham Young University, and coaches said they’re making progress – but there is room for growth.
Attention was on the depth and performance of the offensive line. Offensive line coach Mike Empey said he knows spring ball is a time to get all of his players ready, not just his starting five. But this is not the only thing Empey is working on.
“We need to get better at fundamentals and technique of our offense,” Empey said. “The goal is get any many starters as possible. That would be great, have them compete and then have the best five starters we can account of, more than just the starting five.”
Head coach Kalani Sitake said the o-line underclassmen need to be ready to step in and contribute any given time. Sitake said he believes his four returning starters are doing a good job showing the newer players what it takes to succeed.
Empey said his linemen all need to be on the same page.
“The o-line moves as a herd. Everyone knows what they need to do. I’m grateful for the guys with experience to help the younger guys along,” Empey said.
Sitake said the o-line is further along than he has ever seen, but he adds they can always be bigger, faster, and stronger.
This o-line will need to be at its best, with opponents from the Pac-12, Big 10, and SEC awaiting them on the schedule. The first game is in 169 days.