Quarterback Bryson Daily feels “right at home” with Army’s new shotgun offense six practices into the spring.
Daily, a sophomore, said he ran an offense similar at Abernathy (Texas) High School, throwing for 47 touchdowns and rushing for 97 scores, playing for his father, Darrell, in his career.
“Gun option,” Daily said after Saturday’s practice. “Gun power.”
Daily said he and his teammates are starting play faster and with confidence in the shotgun scheme.
“Guys have just really gotten into the playbook, knowing their job and their responsibilities,” Daily said. “I think that’s the biggest thing.”
The shotgun offense also could provide Army quarterbacks with the opportunity to throw more. Daily placed a pass in the perfect spot downfield for Noah Short to go up and catch it during the week.
Jeff Monken said earlier in the week he was pleasantly surprised with the way Army’s offensive line has picked up the different blocking schemes in the shotgun offense.
Junior tackle and returning starter Boobie Law said the offensive line is “getting a hold” of the new technique.
“It’s good to see us grow the last couple of days and be able to execute,” Law said.
Inside linebackers coach Justin “Juice” Weaver mentioned freshman Andon Thomas as a player that has impressed him in his first few months as an Army assistant.
Thomas talked his offseason gains and the camaraderie around an experienced inside linebackers room.