Wick doesn’t plan to change much about his game

Shaun Wick doesn’t plan on changing the way he runs the ball.

Shaun Wick

Shaun Wick

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.

Mike Bath

Mike Bath

“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.

One thought on “Wick doesn’t plan to change much about his game

  1. I don’t necessarily think Wick needs to change his running style, but I would like to see a little more creativity with the way he was being used. He is an excellent receiver out of the back field and can stretch the field. Up the gut runs got so predictable that teams were loading up and coming in hard on Wick. Defenders were in the backfield immediately on a lot of plays they gave to Wick last season, that has to be fixed. Would like to see more draw plays though. Plus Wick is the POKES best red zone runner so I guess he will just keep plowing away. Having Wick back is huge. Fresh backs are needed in this offense, especially ones with big game experience and a history of production.

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