Wyoming senior Spencer Bruce of Gillette was moved from receiver to tight end when fall camp started after junior Riley Lange moved from tight end to defensive end.
Bruce brings decent size to the position at 6-5, 225. He has played in 12 games in his
career, and has five catches for 56 yards and one touchdown.
“It’s a little bit different (playing tight end), but we have great coaches teaching me new techniques and showing me the offense from a different position. The transition so far has been pretty easy.”
Bruce was recruited by UW as a defensive end.
Bruce and junior-college transfer J.D. Krill are the only two players on scholarship working at tight end.
Hill still a competitor
First-year UW cornerbacks coach Renaldo Hill often will be seen working with players after practice. A 10-year NFL player as a cornerback and safety, Hill often will coach guys on techniques, or play receiver and see if his players can cover him.
“I am just encouraging the guys to want to get better,” Hill said. “It might seem like fun to
(the players) but actually they are working. They are working their technique, and I am trying to give them looks I’ve seen over the years.
“It’s fun and it keeps me active. I know the players look forward to the chance to shut me down. I always have a chip on my shoulder whether I am a coach or a player. I’m not going to let it happen.”
UW practices at 8:45 a.m. today in shoulder pads prior to the team’s media day at noon.
It dons full pads for the first time at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, and its first scrimmage is at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Check out Friday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, as well as wyosports.net, for my story on redshirt freshman Nico Brown, and how he has moved his way up the depth chart to get snaps with the No. 1 offense early in fall camp.