Guy an explosive weapon for Louisville

Last season, Trent Guy made his impact felt on special teams for the University of Louisville. The speedy sophomore ended last season as the team's top put return specialist. This year, the 5-foot-9, 170-pound Guy is ready to take on an expanded role.

Last season, Trent Guy made his impact felt on special teams for the University of Louisville. The speedy sophomore ended last season as the team's top put return specialist. This year, the 5-foot-9, 170-pound Guy is ready to take on an expanded role.

Guy, who returned 10 punts last season for 74 yards, including a 40 yard punt return for touchdown against West Virginia, is currently battling fellow sophomore JaJuan Spillman for a starting spot at wide receiver. He's still listed as the No. 1 punt returner and will join Spillman deep on kick returns.

"Right now I'm still playing a backup role at receiver, but I'm starting at punt return and I'm on kick return as well," Guy said. "I play behind JaJuan Spillman at (wide receiver) so I'm working my way up the depth chart. Right now JaJuan is our primary kick return guy and I'm the starting punt returner. I'll be back there on kick returns with JaJuan but he will get most of the balls."

Guy, one of the fastest players on the team, didn't catch any passes last season as a redshirt freshman. Obviously, he's looking to change that this season. In Louisville's only public scrimmage this fall, Guy scored two touchdowns, one a 70-yard reverse, the other a 12-yard sweep.

Will that be Guy's primary role on offense this season, running the wide receiver reverses and sweeps?

"It can be," Guy said. "We have a lot of guys that are able to run reverses and speed sweeps. But that's all up to Coach Stubbs who he wants to go with."

Bobby Petrino incorporated some of that type stuff into his offense. Against Pittsburgh late last season, JaJuan Spillman took a reverse 20 yards for a score, while wide receiver Harry Douglas hit Kentucky on the game's first play with a big gain on a similar play.

"We did some of the same things (last season) with the speed sweeps and we also ran the reverse, but we do it a lot more in this offense than we did last year," Guy said.

Guy expects those types of misdirection plays to cause major problems for opposing defenses.

"We have a lot of speed and we're able to stretch the field out," Guy said. "That makes the defense worry about the motion that we do and handing the ball to our wide out, versus just handing it to our running backs. They'll have problems with Harry and Mario on the outside, so they can't just focus on covering them, they will have to defend the sweep and reverse as well."


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