ULM Football Wraps Up Opening Week of Spring Practice
"We got a lot of things done this week, a lot of things that we wanted to get done," head coach Todd Berry said. "For the most part, this week has been real heavy on installation. I think from an offensive standpoint it has been a little more difficult. Defensively, while we have tweaked the system, it has not been one of those overhaul changes. Offensively it is pretty much an overhaul change. While there are some similarities to what we did when I was here before, most of it is a pretty dramatic change for them."
After working out in helmets and shorts on Monday and Wednesday, the Warhawks spent Friday's session in helmets and shoulder pads.
"I was anxious to see who would come and compete," Berry said. "I think as a whole football team we are competing right now and we are practicing the way we want to practice. There was a lot of heavy hitting going on today and we stayed off the ground, which tells me that we have good athletes."
Several players have stood out to the coaching staff through the first sessions of spring camp.
"I thought that Darius Prelow had a really good day today," Berry said. "Obviously we will go back and watch the tape, but he showed up and made some really big plays today. The guy who has really been standing out and carried that forward today on offense is Tavarese Maye. He catches everything that is thrown to him and made some plays in traffic today. He is an exceptional athlete and I am looking for him to continue to grow. He has picked up the offense relatively quick and that is a great sign that he is mentally into practice."
The Warhawks continue their normal practice schedule next week going at 4 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. on Friday.