Spring Football Tidbits (4/7)

Arizona prepared for their Saturday scrimmage with a light practice on Friday. The team was just in shells for the hour and a half session.

Like the rest of spring practice, the majority of the practice session was closed to the public and media, but here are some of the details that have come out.

James Tretheway, the JC offensive lineman who transferred in at the semester, has received a lot of reps at right guard. Right now Joe Longacre is at the spot, but Tretheway and Daniel Borg are giving him a serious run for the spot.

Borg has also seen some time at tackle and will be a factor at a number of positions.

Peter Graniello has had a few of his best practices in the last few days after a slow start to camp.

Both Willie Tuitama and Adam Austin looked sharp. Both quarterbacks have been solid all spring. Tuitama is in no danger of losing his stranglehold on the job, but many are feeling very confident that Austin could do more than an nice job if he is needed this season.

Garen McHone has settled in as the team's long snapper and is seeing little, if any, other work. Kyle McQuown has been handling the holder duties for much of the spring.

So much has been said about Chris Henry. One key reason for his success is the fact that he is playing with great confidence. He has also adjusted his running style, getting a much better pad level than a year before.

Brandon Lopez has looked very good. He is getting a really good feel for the offense and has shown that he is a great pass catcher out of the backfield. His two back-ups are walk-ons, but they have also looked good. Folks have been pleased with the play of Eric Schlegel and Robert Jones. Those three, along with the presence of Earl Mitchell and Brooks Reed next fall have the staff feeling very good about the position.

Bobby McCoy has had a good spring but he is still raw. While that may not sound good for a player in his second spring, the coaches seem pleased with his progress.

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