Q&A with Stacy Searels

Read on to see what offensive lineman Stacy Searels was saying about his group following Tuesday's practice.

Stacy Searels, Offensive Line Coach 


On the overall group of offensive lineman…
“We’ve got a lot of ways to go. I like the group, and the group that will be here in the fall. I like that our numbers will be back up. There ought to be a lot of competition once we get everybody back out here. This spring some guys are moving around a little bit, some new positions. It’s a very fluid first five, I guess you would say, on where they are aligned. So, we have a lot of ways to go.”

On depth…
“We should have 16 kids on scholarship, once the fall gets here. 16 kids that compete, and a lot of the guys that played ball, and are capable of playing winning football. So I do think we will have more depth.”

 On what the extra work at the end of practice for the group means…
“I don’t think it is that hot, because it is going to be a lot hotter in August. It really is, really, really nice compared to last spring, when it was like murderously hot. We need extra work, one to make sure we are focused, we aren’t always focused the way we need to be. Two, a couple guys need some extra conditioning. Three, we need to figure out how hard we can actually push ourselves. And just being mentally tough, I think is as important as anything.”

On Trevor Darling…
“Trevor has been lining up at guard, but he has started a lot of games at tackle. [Senior lineman] Kc [McDermott] is lining up, some at guard, but he has played a lot of games at tackle. [Junior offensive lineman] Tyree [St. Louis] has played right [tackle], and he has played some left [tackle]. Like I said, we aren’t sure exactly where the starting five is. We know we have some guys that are capable to play. It is just getting them in the right spot. I think that is what spring is for, to try and build some continuity. But first of all we have to identify who are the best five and where they line up the best.”


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