Dunn, Wozniak Getting Tricky With Drills in Spring Camp

first_imgAs the running backs were on their knees, driving their hands into a practice pad before falling to the turf, their new position coach John Wozniak was behind them talking about losing a bet and doing a belly flop.The drill represented the running backs picking up a defense’s blitz package, but Wozniak was using a little more imagery to get the point across.“You lost the bet,” he said. “You gotta do it.”Later in practice, the backs were flooding out of the backfield, past a would-be linebacker (who Wozniak was simulating) and streaking downfield for a fade pass from the quarterbacks.Wozniak yelled all kinds of things and chased as they ran by. Meanwhile, receivers coach Kasey Dunn was pulling out all the stops.So far this spring, he has shown the wonder of his receivers’ hands:Video Playerhttp://www.pistolsfiringblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/tyrell.mp400:0000:0000:09Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttp://www.pistolsfiringblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Stoner.m4v00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.But Wednesday, he had the Cowboys doing things that, if done on Saturdays in a couple of months, would have landed them on SportsCenter.Dunn lined the group up alongside a tackling dummy. As the first came up, he stood behind the dummy, opposite Dunn at the Jugs Machine. The receiver wrapped his hands around the dummy, and Dunn fired.I didn’t see one dropped ball.Later on, Wozniak was working with the punt returners. He wrapped a towel around their backs and told them to squeeze it between their arms and their torso, so the towel wouldn’t fall. As the punts came in, Wozniak walked near them, threw his hat at them and flinched toward them to give a representation of traffic during the catch.Bravo, sirs. What a couple of awesome drills. We’ll see if it makes a difference in the performance, too. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img

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