Shaun Wick doesn’t plan on changing the way he runs the ball.
The Wyoming senior running back missed the last eight games last season due to concussions. He received a medical redshirt waiver from the NCAA to return in 2016 and he’s been impressive so far through three spring practices for the Cowboys.
But there is something Wick wants to avoid.
“I feel the same. I’m still a one-cut-and-go guy. Just staying phyical but avoiding those head-to-head hits,” Wick said.
That’s easier said than done for a running back, let alone anyone who plays football at any position.
Wick doesn’t feel like he needs to change his running style. His position coach feels the same way.
“As soon as you start thinking about something like that and change your game, you’re not going to be as effective,” UW running backs coach Mike Bath said. “Shaun needs to go out there and be himself. As long as he plays hard and plays his game, he will be fine.”
Added third-year coach Craig Bohl on Wick: “I haven’t noticed any difference. Maybe those are things have gone through his head. But if you give him the football, he still goes and goes hard.”
What do you think, folks? Does Wick need to change his running style or the way he approaches the game? Would love your feedback on this.
For more on Wick, see Wednesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang and log on to wyosports.net.