More from Day I of BYU football spring camp
In case you haven't seen it yet, here's my report for the newspaper about BYU's first day of spring camp, 2014.
The Cougars will take today (Tuesday) off, and get back at it on Wednesday. Basically, they will go every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the next five weeks.
It hasn't been determined yet when they will conduct their annual Blue-White spring scrimmage. My guess would be Friday, March 28 or Saturday, March 29, based on what they did last year.
In the story I listed the players who are not practicing yet, or won't practice at all, due to offseason injuries or surgeries.<
Several readers have asked why offensive lineman Brad Wilcox, a 6-foot-7, 300-pounder from Edmond, Okla., is not on the roster handed out by BYU on Monday. My answer is that I don't know. I will try to remember to ask on Wednesday. A returned missionary, Wilcox played in all 13 games last year as a redshirt freshman.
There was a familiar face on the sidelines Monday; Former BYU defensive back Brandon Bradley has returned to the program from Snow College and will be a defensive graduate assistant. He replaces Jason Walker.
The other grad assistants are the same: Matt Edwards (offense), Andrew George (offense) and Shane Hunter (defense). All four grad assistants played for the Cougars.
There was another returnee by the name of Zac Stout. Remember Stout? He left the program in November of 2012 after his involvement in an off-campus scuffle at the Provo Rancherito's 24-hour restaurant on Halloween Night.
"It seems like a long time ago," coach Bronco Mendenhall said Monday. "So when Zac left, and he's coming back as a walk-on, without a scholarship, to re-earn it, he's not only qualified credits wise, he's been taking classes, but so ecclesiastically and standards-wise, he has met everything the dean of students has asked him to do. So it is fun that he has done all that, and battled to get back. And now hopefully he will re-earn a scholarship through the fall, and then it will be a complete, happy ending."
Couple of position moves that I haven't mentioned either in my camp preview article or Monday's article:
* Defensive back Dallin Leavitt has moved from cornerback to safety and will compete for some playing time there.
* Josh Carter, a 6-foot-5, 296-pound senior from Tucson, Ariz. by way of Eastern Arizona Community College, has moved from offensive line to defensive line.