By Greg Ford
As the Mustangs approach the end of spring practice — the team scrimmage is set for Tuesday, May 26 at Williams Stadium — they still have a number of holes to fill, ones that will still remain open heading into the summer.
That includes the key positions of quarterback and running back, which have been left vacant by the graduations of Brett Cox and Devine Ozigbo.
“That’s going to be an ongoing process until we start fall camp,” head coach Mark Behrens said. “Each one of (the prospects) have had good days and bad days. We are looking for consistency, of course.”
Despite the lingering questions, Behrens said it’s been a good spring practice, one the Mustangs have gone through without several starters, some due to injury and others to other sports: Devin Duvernay (track) and Donovan Duvernay (baseball).
In next week’s spring game, Behrens said the key will be ending it with everybody healthy heading into the offseason.
“The work has been done then,” he said. “We’ve still got some question in positions, and they are battling. We are trying to figure out to position ourselves in some areas. It’s an ongoing process. Unlike the Cowboys, we can’t sign someone. We need a couple of free agents, but we can’t (do that).”
After Tuesday’s scrimmage, the Mustangs will not return to the practice field until early August, when they will spend several weeks preparing for the Aug. 28 home opener with Wylie at Williams Stadium.