"We want him to play running back, but he had to do it himself. He and Coach (Rob) Glass came up with that plan and it wasn't anything I prescribed other than I mentioned I thought he was heavy. He really looks good now. Kye has come a long way and he is smart. He's going to make a lot of plays."
What makes it even better is the weight loss was not a head coach edict.
"You'd have to check with Coach Glass but I glanced at those numbers (summer strength testing) the other day and they're good," said Gundy. "He is strong and he may have had 20 pounds of baby fat on him and he has put muscle on. I would say there might be a time where he will carry 215 pounds pretty solid."
The 6-3, 225-pound Moore was as responsible as any single player for the Redskins winning the Class 6A state championship last season. He had a big game in Boone Pickens Stadium against Jenks in the championship. On Thursday he made a couple of really nice catches including one on the outside in drills and one later in 7-on-7 over the middle that he went way up for.
"Tracy has done well, surprised me somewhat," said Gundy of the jumbo receiver. "I thought he would be a guy that would struggle for awhile because he is bigger than most inside receivers, but he is still athletic and has good body control.
"So far he has shown he has soft hands. If that controls and he grows and we change his body a little bit he could give us something at that inside receiver spot similar to what (Adarius) Bowman gave us. Bowman was faster but Tracy is bigger than Bowman. If he continues to work hard, and he has done well to this point."
Moore isn't alone as his Union teammate running back Jeremy Smith has looked good. You can add several names to the impressive freshmen list including linebacker Jordan Barnes, fullback David Paulsen, cornerback Andrae May, and safety Daytawion Lowe.
"You know I said last February that I thought this was the best recruiting class we had signed," said Gundy. "It wasn't as highly ranked as some others but with the intelligence of this group, the want to, I thought this was the best class we had signed."
"It is incredible up there and it is way different than where we were," said linebacker Orie Lemon. "The last place was nice and everything but this is even nicer."
They say the food is even better. The soccer team is eating up there too and Cowgirls head coach Colin Carmichael couldn't stop talking about how good it is. One of the hits on opening night of camp was the pork loin.
"It was pretty strong but I don't think I ate it," said Lemon of the other white meat. "I had the rib-eye steak with the rice and the corn and everything else."
Sure, rib-eye steak, I think I might have gone that way too.