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> Quarterback Dru Brown said it was the best offensive practice of the season. I take his word. Much has been made between the gap between Brown and the potential No. 2 quarterbacks. But Brown has really seized a leadership, he’s earned his teammates’ ears and he’s really improved as a signal-caller.
> The injuries on the offensive line not only have opened the way for Matt Norman and Kingjames Taylor to expand their reps, they also have allowed 6-8, 310-pound Austin Webb to show his improvement. Webb has not played a down in a game in his two UH seasons. But he’s reshaped his body and appears nimbler. The competition will heat up this summer when Allen is fully healthy and three recruits join.
> Safeties Keala Santiago and Austin Gerard have played well this season, Daniel Lewis has made a complete recovery from a sports hernia, and Trayvon Henderson should be ready this summer. A big surprise has been Jay Dominique, the Montreal-raised defensive back who had played on the wider Canadian field in high school. Dominique made the move from corner in the second week of spring ball. Also, Kalen Hicks, a steal from Bishop Gorman a year ago, is recovering nicely from last year’s knee surgery.
> Man vs. machine? Stan Gaudion’s punts are giving punt returners a better look than the JUGS machine that is sometimes used to launch footballs during special-team drills.
> Defensive end Max Hendrie is expected to receive full medical clearance in another month. The thing is, spring ball ends next week. Hendrie underwent surgery for a torn pec in November.