WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Howard University football team will hold its annual spring game on Saturday at 12 noon in Greene Stadium. The game concludes two weeks of spring practice.
Howard head coach Carey Bailey, who will be entering his fourth season at the helm, says the focus of the spring game, will be on evaluation.
“We have added some new schemes and the object of the spring game is to see if we are crisp in our execution,” said Bailey.
Bailey says that he has been pleased with the progress of an offensive line, which was very young last season and has had to learn new blocking schemes.
He also adds that the running backs, spearheaded by Terrence LeFall, Jahmaine Rodriquez and Andra Williams, have been solid and the quarterbacks, while youthful and inexperienced, have made strides during the spring practice. Jarad Dorsey and Terry Bradden will share the snaps.
But Bailey cannot hide his excitement over the wide receiver corps.
“They have been the most impressive group,” says Bailey. “In terms of blocking, receiving and ball protection, they have done a great job.” Bailey singled out Willie Carter, Kenny Hayes and Clayton Gidron as having outstanding springs.
Bailey says that the defensive line has had to adjust to the new scheme but he has been encouraged. He says that secondary has some new faces but they have been picking up the system.
Bailey says that the linebacking corp, headed up by Keith Pough and Jermell Ellis, will be a unit to watch.