BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Through the first two days of 2017 Fall Camp for WKU Football,
coaches and players on the offensive side of the ball have been impressed with the
carryover from spring and summer in terms of understanding the offense and
communication between teammates.
“We’re installing our DNA and our core offense here in the beginning of camp and
guys are making a lot of improvements,” offensive coordinator Junior Adams said. “A
group that’s really standing out to me is the offensive line. Coach Geoff Dartt has
helped to really get that unit get on the same page and working together.”
Three starters from the 2016 season – Forrest Lamp, Darrell Williams, Jr. and Max
Halpin – are gone, but back in the interior are upperclassmen Dennis Edwards and
Brandon Ray. With other returners such as Matt Nord, Miles Pate and Jimmie Sims, who
gained a wealth of experience as reserves last season, the offensive line is once
again expected to be a strength of the Hilltoppers.
Another position with holes to fill is Adams’ wide receiver group, which lost Taywan
Taylor and Nicholas Norris from a year ago. Sophomore Lucky Jackson and senior
Nacarius Fant served as the No. 3 targets for quarterback Mike White last season,
and those two – along with others looking to step forward – will be asked for a
greater role when the season starts next month.
“All of our receivers have made some plays to stretch the field vertically, I can’t
single out one or two guys,” Adams said. “This entire group really bought into the
player-run practices in the summer and you can see the carryover.”
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