By Josephfer Williams
In the Bobcats new-look offense, head coach Jake Spavital looks to transform the tight end position into a vertical threat. Tight end coach Morris Berger preached the importance of consistency and physicality from the tight end position.
“We’ve got to get more physical,” Berger said. “We do some nice things in the pass game or have the ability to, we have some athletic guys, we have to get more physical.”
Berger wasn’t shy on how his tight ends can improve to help the offense get better. With the tight end position having five underclassmen and one senior, Berger did not give his players any excuses to be more physical and consistent.
“They’ve all had their days, and had stand out days, that’s why I’m preaching consistency right now.” Coach Berger said. “If we don’t become more physical then that’s going to be an issue in the run game. Physicality has nothing to do with age, you can go out to a high school game down the road and find some physical dudes”
Even with some of the wide receivers transitioning over to the tight end position, Berger isn’t letting any excuses stop them from being great. One of those receivers turned tight end is redshirt freshman Blake Aragon. Aragon shed light on what improvements he thinks can help the Texas State offense.
“All the tight ends can catch and run the routes very well,” Aragon said. “They stress the blocking part way more than the passing part, because they know I catch the ball, but you have to learn to love the blocking part just as much as you love the running and catching part.”
The Bobcats pass catchers still have improvements to make from the tight ends to the wide receivers. With coach Berger and Aragon both shedding light on the improvements that can be made, it will be interesting to see the Bobcats move forward with these improvements throughout the rest of practice and the big season that is ahead of them.
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