It didn’t appear that Wyoming’s sixth practice of spring drills was a walk in the park, even though the Cowboys have their first scrimmage of the spring at 11 a.m. Saturday.
UW practiced Friday in full pads, and went for a little more than two hours.
It was good to see sophomore defensive end and Cheyenne Central graduate Seth Edeen at practice. He was just watching, but he was there. On Monday, he took a hit to his side and after practice had some blood in his urine. A couple of tests later it was discovered Edeen was born without his right kidney, and also has a cyst on top of his pancreas.
Edeen is out for the rest of spring, and will have more medical procedures done in the coming weeks. For more on Edeen, see Saturday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net.
UW had a walk-through at the beginning of practice with its run game. Senior Cameron Coffman took most of the reps, but the other four quarterbacks participated in the walk-through.
Senior offensive guard Troy Boyland, who was a defensive tackle last season, saw a lot of time along the offensive line during the walk-through. Senior center Rafe Kiely has been limited this spring due to injury, and Friday he had a large cast/wrap around his left hand. Kiely snaps with his right hand, and got some reps in early in practice.
Also, sophomore Tim Kamana saw a lot of time at strong-side linebacker with the No. 1 defense. Kamana was moved there from strong safety this week. Kamana is UW’s most experienced safety returning from last season. Don’t be surprised to see a lot of playing time and production from a pair of redshirt freshmen walk-on safeties Saturday in Adam Pilapil and Marcus Epps. More on those two next week.
UW looks to be down a wide receiver after what appeared to be a knee injury to senior Justin Berger during Wednesday’s practice. He wasn’t at Friday’s practice. Second-year coach Craig Bohl told junior kicker Justin Martin to work with the receivers Friday. Former UW receiver Jalen Claiborne was at Friday’s practice watching. Claiborne was second for the Cowboys last season with 41 catches for 576 yards,and he led the team with three receiving touchdowns.
Here is some video highlights from the early portions of Friday’s practice, including some of the wide receivers getting some work in on the jugs machine.
For more UW spring football coverage, see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, log on to wyosports.net and check back to this blog.