Will at least one of the two younger 'backers start?
Those, anyway, are some of the tangible aspects Holgorsen spoke of Thursday night. But here's the new age part: He also spoke of intangibles. Coachable, he believes, intangibles.
After a practice that included 20 live snaps, he pointed to the team's upbeat attitude.
"We had a lot of competition," he said of the practice. "What I liked is it became more competitive with more energy as the practice went along. That means some of the guys are excited to be out there, excited to be playing."
He went on to say the coaches aren't really "trying to narrow things down at this point," but, instead, teach.
Then he went on.
"All I can say is there's a whole bunch of energy out there," Holgorsen said. "A lot of guys enjoy playing football. We have a bunch of guys with the right attitude.
"We coach it. That's what they pay us to do. We've talked a lot about body language; we've talked a lot about confidence; we've talked a lot about effort and energy. I truly believe you can coach that stuff, just like you can where to line up on a specific play."
He's coaching energy. He's coaching body language. I don't remember hearing Don Nehlen or Frank Cignetti, etc., teaching body language.
"Ultimately, the guys have to buy into it and feel good about it and want to do it," Holgorsen said. "We try to steer them in the right direction. Saw a lot of that out there tonight."
We'll see how it translates in less than a month.
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