The Cougar defenders rush out onto the field after the hike of the ball to quickly line up in their defensive formations. Here you can see linebacker Grant Nelson leading the way.
After the first group completes the drill successfully, the second group quickly follows suit.
Coach Lamb uses a green football attached to a stick and hikes the ball while calling out a cadence. If someone moves or jumps offsides, the entire unit does pushups. He can be tricky at times.
Coach Mendenhall Hikes the Ball
Coach Mendenhall hikes the ball just prior to pursuit drills. Once the ball is hiked, the squad will chase a player that Coach Mendenhall pretends to throw the ball to. Every time the whistle is blown, the entire squad must dive to their bellies and get up as fast as they can to continue the chase.
Senior quarterback Max Hall takes the snap during quarterback drills.
Senior tight end Dennis Pitta catches a pass at the beginning of passing drills.
Defensive end Matt Putnam has bulked up to nearly 270 pounds.
Freshman Braden Brown will bring his 6-foot-6-inch, 260-pound frame to the tight end position for years to come. Brown has had a good first two days of spring camp catching the ball during skeli drills.
An Intense Mendenhall
Coach Mendenhall prepares to snap the ball after the players get lined up in their defensive positions.
Senior defensive end Jan Jorgensen watches the second-team defense compete in skeli drills against the offense.
Cornerback Garett Nicholson has received praise from fellow teammates for his winter workout performances. He is also performed well during the first two days of spring camp covering BYU's wide receivers.
Terrance Hooks lines up and waits for Coach Mendenhall to snap the ball. The senior linebacker wants to make sure his senior year is an outstanding one.
Strong safety Shiloah Te'o has had a very good first two days of practice and even intercepted a pass during thud scrimmages on Tuesday.