It's week two for the University of Louisville football team and its four weeks of spring practice. It's a time, that after a week of instruction, is a critical period for the Cardinals offense.
Last week saw an offense filled with competition at every spot and while that theme will continue throughout spring, the team has reached a point where the coaching staff is expecting visible progress, both individually and as a unit.
"This week is important," U of L offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said following Tuesday's late afternoon session. "We need to make a huge stride this week."
McGee spoke for nearly five minutes about different spots in the offense. He was complimentary in the progress of week one at a number of positions, discussing the quarterbacks, offensive line and receivers. However, he continually stressed the importance of progress this week.
"We all as an offense, we need to develop and grow," he said. "This is a critical week for us."
Check out the video below for his entire comments:
On what kind of progress he wants from quarterbacks this week: "A level of development. The mistakes that were made in one practice, those mistakes are corrected and we go in the field when that same situation comes up its a different response to it. It shows growth."
On Khalil Hunter: "He's a competitive kid. He's playing multiple positions for us. We really think that he's going to do well in our program."
On Charles Standberry's move from tight end to the slot receiver: "He should be more physical in the run game and give us an opportunity to run to his side. He could dominate that spot. He's competitive, can catch the ball. Charles is one of our favorite guys because he's a competitive kid."
On RB Jeremy Smith: "He's doing a good job. He's new in the program, so there is a lot for him to learn."