After suffering a broken bone in his foot on the first day of spring practice, Michael Bush is once again practicing at 100%. Also back are the many eyes from watchful fans as they take in the sophomore's every move during the afternoon practice sessions.
"It was kind of exciting to just come back out here and get on the field again," explained Bush. "My feet are a little sore, but I'll get used to that again. I'm 100%, so I'll be okay."
Despite adding a few pounds during his rehab period over the summer, Bush worked hard just prior to the start of fall camp and is nearly back to his pre-injury weight.
"I thought I would be more tired than I what I was," explained Bush. "It set me back conditioning wise, but I still think that I am just about where everybody else is."
As a freshman, Bush saw action as a running back, quarterback and receiver, but his focus may be centered more centered on one position this fall.
U of L head coach Bobby Petrino recently commented that he'd like to see Bush get 15 carries a game this fall. However, with his ability to create mismatches at other positions as well, most opponents will still likely spend time preparing to defend Bush at other positions as well.
"It's tough [playing multiple positions], but I just have to go home and study more film," Bush said.
One thing is certain with Michael Bush. Despite all of his accolades, he remains a focused team player and is willing to continue to do what is best for the team.