At quarterback, Marshall Lobbestael has really stepped up to take some of the leadership reins and to try and help keep things organized. On the field, he's looking pretty good. Kevin Lopina is working very hard and he's been showing some good gains and leadership abilities at our workouts.
In the weight room, there are way too many guys to mention who have impressed. Linebacker Alex Hoffman-Ellis is but one example of a guy who is a real hard worker and who is looking real strong, but we have a lot of those kinds of guys in there.
Guys are working as hard as they possibly can to get bigger and to get conditioned so we can tear things up this fall. In my time so far as a Coug, this may be the most focused I've seen the team during summer workouts, it's awesome!
The offense has been running voluntary workouts on our own and those are going well, too. We're working to make things click so we can operate as an explosive, fluid and most of all, successful unit. The guys are getting more and more dedicated daily to working together to achieve our goals. With every day that passes, we're feeling closer to each other and more ready to fight together for the pride of the Cougar Nation.
Hopefully I saw some of you up in Spokane for Hoopfest this past Sunday while I was signing posters with Andy Mattingly, Kevin Kooyman, Dwight Tardy and Tony Thompson.
We had a lot of fun meeting and interacting with all the Cougs who came up to say Hi and Good Luck. It meant a lot to all of us, there's nothing better than the Cougar Faithful and we can't wait to show you all what's coming this fall with the work we've been putting in all off-season long.
I might not be able to get to every single one but if you have questions, post them on the CF.C message boards and I'll do my best to answer them.
Until next time,