Spring football update

Wyoming completed its eighth spring practice Thursday at the school’s Indoor Practice Facility, which included some scrimmaging at the end.

What made the scrimmaging exciting was the No. 1 offense went against the No. 1 defense three different times. The offense got the best of the defense with two touchdowns.

The No. 2s of both units also got three series against each other, highlighted by a touchdown and a field goal.

The No. 1 defense recorded back-to-back sacks to end its day.

The hit of the day came while the ones were scrimmaging from sophomore free safety Shamiel Gary. He delivered a pad-popping shot on sophomore receiver Chris McNeill. It was a good, clean hit.

A walk-on who has impressed me this spring is redshirt freshman receiver Brandon Miller. He’s small, 6-0, 180, but he’s made a lot of plays. In this scrimmage he had a key block that sprung junior Mazi Ogbonna for a 33-yard touchdown.

There was more mixing and matching at the offensive guard spot in the scrimmage with seniors Sam Sterner and Jack Tennant.

Injuries are starting to mount at running back and defensive line, but coach Dave Christensen doesn’t seem too concerned.

“We’ll just keep playing and put the next guy in there,” he said. “We’ll find a way to scrimmage still. There’s a lot of former players out there,” he added with a laugh.

Remember, UW used a lot of former players on defense in last year’s spring game due to injuries and depth.

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