I guess the only question I have is, why did they decide to work on this now?
While quarterback Chad Voytik goes through his first spring as the presumed starter, sharing snaps equally with Trey Anderson, he is working on cleaning up mechanics in his throwing motion.
“My stride length is a little long,” he said.
He said Chryst noticed it, but Voytik said he has been aware of it since high school.
If Voytik’s accuracy suffers in practice while making the changes, he isn’t worried.
“There are a lot of days before the first game,” he said.
Chryst said perfecting the details can make a difference.
“You have to teach what to do,” he said. “But how-to is important. That’s where you gain an edge.”
And by now, I mean why didn’t they work on it any time in the previous two years? Yeah, it beats deciding to fix this sort of thing in the fall, but Voytik is a redshirt sophomore. There was no coaching change during that time to throw any work on it off.
You would think that the time to work on it would be earlier when there is a lot less pressure and plenty more time to get it straightened out. This isn’t exactly the giant hitch in the throwing motion Pat Bostick had, but it just seems odd that the coaches waited until now to have him work on it. I guess Chryst being a lot closer to what the QBs are doing this year must have decided it wasn’t something that should be left uncorrected any longer. Well, as long as it is all taken care of before the end of August.