Looks like Healy had a Spring Presser today:
“Excited about getting going with spring practice.” Charlotte football coach Will Healy on their upcoming 15 spring practices, which begin on April 1 (no jokes here).
Healy says he is preaching “patience with a sense of urgency.”
“My job as a head coach is to educate the guys on the vaccine, not to mandate that they take the vaccine.” -Healy says they’ve scheduled Zoom calls with doctors to help bust some myths around the vaccine.
Healy says he has been concerned about the mental health aspect of the COVID-19: the fear of getting it, the frustration of being quarantined and contact traced and having games cancelled.
Healy says Cam Dollar has a foot injury he is recovering from late last season.
“Chris has looked like a machine.” Healy on QB Chris Reynolds. He says they have seven QBs on the roster now. Says they are pushing Reynolds.
Healy says they have six RBs who are going to compete to see who is going to take the first snap. Says they have great depth, but one of them may separate themselves and step up. Says they had one RB who took 65 snaps. That won’t be an issue this year.
“If we are going to burn a red shirt, I want to make sure they are getting meaningful snaps.” -Healy
“You are going to play the guys who are going to get something out of this year.” -Healy
“We are still in the transfer market in a couple different positions.” -Healy says they’re in recruiting battles every day
“You are recruiting the transfer portal much like you are a high school senior.” -Healy
Healy is hoping they’ll be able to have official visits by June.
Healy says he decided they wouldn’t live and die by the transfer portal.
Healy says they would be scrimmaging on Saturdays, with the hope for a spring game announcement toward the end.
Healy on @Mr_Ogunjobi’s visit, “Larry will fight you if you act like playing football at @CharlotteFTBL is not the big time.”
Healy says they have three processes to go through before they can circle their season opener: “speed, weight and strength.”