Because of injuries, suspensions and circumstances, the student-teacher ratio has narrowed in recent football practices.
The Warriors list 89 players on their spring roster. For yesterday’s practice, there were 15 players who were not available for contact drills because of medical and disciplinary reasons. In addition, six special-team players worked on their crafts at Ching field. leaving 68 players to practice on the grass field.
On the Warriors’ hopeful side, no serious injury was incurred during the first 10 practices of spring training. All of the ailing players are expected to be healthy for the start of training camp in August.
The shortages also opened the way for several players, such as linebackers Russell Williams and Malachi Mageo, to earn significant reps with the first-team defense. The defensive and offensive linemen also have benefitted from additional work.