BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – With two-a-days wrapped up and the season opener versus Bowling Green just 10 days away WKU Football hit the gridiron for a rigorous two-hour practice Tuesday morning at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
The Hilltoppers continued to implement their play book and prepare for the up-tempo Falcons that they’ll host on Aug. 29.
Utilizing the tight end position has often been important in offenses led by head coach Jeff Brohm and the WKU tight ends return a wealth of experience in that position group. Senior tight end Mitchell Henry, a 2014 John Mackey Award Watch List member, has 46 career catches for 605 yards and eight touchdowns and is joined by redshirt juniors Tyler Higbee and Tim Gorski has big weapons for the Hilltopper offense. Last season the trio combined for 55 catches for 646 yards and four scores.
Following Tuesday’s practice tight ends coach Ryan Wallace told the local media he enjoys working with the talented group.
“It’s a fun group to coach and it’s an easy group to coach,” said Wallace. “They’re all easy going guys and they all want to work.”
Higbee flashed his big-play potential last season, hauling in 13 catches for 169 yards and a score before injuries shortened his season. Fully healthy and entering year No. 2 in the same offense, he’s confident heading into the season.
“It’s coming together,” said Higbee. “Everyone understands the offense now. It’s not necessarily learning the offense, it’s knowing what to do and reacting to the play.”
The Hilltoppers will have 9:30 a.m. practices on Wednesday and Thursday before closing out fall camp on Friday.
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