"Right now, we really do have some continuity as an offense," Trickett said. "The coaches have harped on it. We are tight. We are so tight that we are checking things at the line that only me and the receivers know. We are very 'Level 400' stuff, very advanced stuff. It's fun to be able to do that."
That's the definition of a Dana Holgorsen offense primed to break out. The symbiotic relationship of the Smith-Stedman style is establishing itself between Trickett and wideouts like Kevin White and Mario Alford, especially. Trickett said Jordan Thompson was having an excellent camp. And Daikiel Shorts is typically a steady, sure-handed asset. That aspect if play simply must be there, and for Trickett to state that he and the wideouts are free of the coaching handholding this offense took for much of last season is a welcome sign. Trickett, below, expounds upon those thoughts, varying tweaks to the offense, and what skillsets William Crest offers.
Left tackle Adam Pankey, who will protect Trickett's blind side, echoed the continuity theme along the offensive line. The 6-6, 305-pounder played in eight games last season after missing the first four recovering from a ACL tear. Here, the sophomore gets into his rehab, bettering technique, the bonding of the line on and of the field and how his 126 snaps played last season figures into his game readiness this year.
Fellow lineman Stone Underwood, the back-up at left guard behind Quinton Spain, discusses coming off a redshirt season and shoulder injury, his readiness as the initial lineman off the bench, his comfort at multiple positions and his physical and mental development over the last year.