WKU football wraps fourth week of practice

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU wrapped up the fourth week of spring practices on Friday with a 75-play full scrimmage, and with one week of practice remaining, head coach Mike Sanford came away pleased with the play of his defense.

“We wanted to have a chance to see how we’d be able to play in an overtime situation, a two-minute situation, and definitely today, I would give the upper hand to the defense,” Sanford said. “Overall, it really felt like the defense played sound football. They played good situational football.”

Defensive coordinator Clayton White’s scheme has fit the returning personnel of the two-time Conference USA champions well with as many as five seniors starting or expected to see considerable playing time this fall.

“Offensively, the challenge to them is, if you don’t like what you put on tape, you’ve got one more week and opportunity to change it,” Sanford added. “It wasn’t a poor showing from the offense, but it was a good showing from the defense. I thought the ebbs and flows of the scrimmage really favored them.”

WKU has a final week of practice beginning on Tuesday ahead of the Red vs. White Spring Game set for Saturday, April 22 at 3 p.m. Admission, parking and tailgating are all free on campus that afternoon, and fans are encouraged to join the Hilltoppers on the field following the game for a postgame autograph session.

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