Unfortunately, I was not able to make it out to the spring game on Friday, because I was out-of-town for a bachelor party. Despite the low turn out and bad weather, it sounds there were some positive things to take away from the game.
Senior quarterback Will Stein was probably the most pleasant surprise. Stein went 10-for-17 for 123 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions. Freshman Teddy Bridgewater didn’t have terrible numbers, but it sounds like he struggled at times. The talent is there for sure, it just may take a little time. Bridgewater was 7-of-16 for 76 yards with two interceptions and a touchdown, while Dominique Brown was just 1-for-9 for 32 yards and a pick.
What I was most excited about after seeing the stats from Friday, was the performance of Vic Anderson. Vic has struggled with injuries for the past two seasons following a tremendous freshman season when he was named Big East Newcomer Of The Year. On Friday night Vic had 72 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries, including a 58-yard house-call. Jeremy Wright will likely be the starting tailback in the fall, but we have seen how good Vic can be when he’s healthy. Great to see he is heading in the right direction. Coach Strong had some kind words about Vic to the Courier Journal.
“Vic’s had an unbelievable, unbelievable spring. The way he worked all spring. He was healthy. He practiced every day. Guys just watched him work, and it was just amazing for guys to watch him come out and go to work.”
The defense was pretty thin with injuries, but there were a couple of newcomers who had impressive performances. Safety Agyei Williams had two interceptions, including one-off Bridgewater. D-lineman Randy Salmon looked good as well, recording two sacks.<