I defy anyone to say Saturday’s practice at Cromwell Field really proved anything. Matt Fink and Jack Sears completed passes, which was good. But how that translates to a game five months from now is anyone’s guess.
And does anything that happened in spring practice matter if JT Daniels starts? Clay Helton said Daniels can participate in player-run practices that begin June 8 because he will be enrolled in summer school.
Does that mean Daniels is a sure-thing to graduate early from high school?
It seems like kids do it these days when they need to, just ask Marvin Bagley.
But player-run practices are a lot different than real practices. It’s in shorts and T-shirts. There’s no serious pass rush. It’s non-contact.
It’s better than nothing but it won’t mean much compared to the training camp practices that begin August 3.
It will be those first 15 practices, shared with Matt Fink and Jack Sears, that will determine things. And I would love to see the coaches’ secret game plan to get Daniels ready.
He will require more reps. And you can’t get anyone ready if you split the reps three ways.
But somehow, Daniels will get reps and eventually start.
As I’ve said before, the coaches expect Daniels to start. They won’t admit it. But they believe it.