Whenever the linemen run, we're all reminded that "it starts up front with you guys." I know that everyone on the offensive line knows that already, but this summer they're taking it to new heights.
We've run through a few skellies since my last diary entry, and they've gone very well. The offense is really coming together -- the quarterbacks and wide receivers are starting to really develop.
The tight ends look awesome. They're running great routes and catching everything that we throw at them, and seniors Cody Boyd and Jesse Taylor have been doing a great job of helping out the younger guys. And the WRs and TEs have to be sharp because DT (Don Turner) and Tyron Brackenridge are playing really well -- I know some of you had asked about how the corners are doing.
Other questions from the Cougfan.com message boards I saw included one about how Greg Trent was doing. Greg looks great, we went against him all last year on the Scout team and while he was good then, he looks much more comfortable and is doing a great job in pass coverage during skelly.
Someone asked about Kenny Alfred, Dan Rowlands, Fevaea'i Ahmu and Ropati Pitoitua, who got a little dinged up during spring ball and if they were going through the summer voluntary workouts. The answer is Yes, big time and they're all going full tilt.
There was another question about what has been my best experience at Wazzu so far. For me, it's been just being in the locker room around all these guys. It's an amazing group of guys that play football up here, not only as athletes but as individuals.
This fall is a big one for me and I'm doing everything I can to put myself in the best possible position to help the team. All of the quarterbacks are working hard and getting ready for fall camp so that we are prepared for whatever coach Rosenbach will throw at us. Alex Brink is doing his best to help Gary Rogers, Arkelon Hall, Kevin Lopina and myself get to know this offense just as well as he does.
Thanks everyone for taking the time to read these diary entries and thanks to Cougfan.com for the opportunity to lend all of their readers here the perspective of a guy fighting for a position. Look for the first entry from Charles Harris starting next week. Go Cougs!
Cole, No 18