February 21, 2008

It will be a competitive spring for the QBs

This particular spring camp is wrought with opportunity, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Every player on the offensive side of the ball enters camp with a clean slate as the entire offensive staff is brand new. The players on the team have to take advantage of spring ball because there are an abundance of talented incoming freshmen who could end up pushing for playing time.

The time is now for players already on the team to step up and show the new offensive coaching staff that they are ready to live up to the potential that the former staff saw in them that earned them a scholarship.

The quarterback position will be an area of interest. The quarterback position should benefit with the arrival of two the of game's best quarterback coaches in new head coach Rick Neuheisel and his offensive coordinator, the legendary, Norm Chow.

Both men have the reputation for developing quarterbacks and both men have been quoted in saying every position is open so this camp is very important to the players currently on the roster.

The Bruins will have senior Ben Olson, junior Osaar Rasshan, incoming juco transfer junior Kevin Craft, and redshirt freshman Chris Forcier.

It is unknown what the status of senior Patrick Cowan will be since he recently had surgery on February 15th to remove a small piece of torn medial meniscus (cartilage) in his left knee. He has begun his rehab this week and his status for Spring Practice will be determined during the rehab process.

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