By LARRY VAUGHT
Sophomore tight end C.J. Conrad knows that the more versatile his role becomes, the more complicated it also becomes.
“I am all over the place and used in a lot of different ways in this offense,” Conrad said. “We don’t have to sub out, which is nice. I just move myself around but that makes it take a little longer to learn. I have been in my playbook a lot.”
New offensive coordinator Eddie Gran often uses three tight ends together on the field. That led to a lot of spring practice reps that helped Conrad.
“Coach Gran has been awesome with us,” Conrad said. “A lot of the red zone stuff I really like. It keeps a defense on its heels. It really utilizes the tight end a lot.”
Conrad likes what new assistant coach Lamar Thomas has done with the receivers, too.
“I just think he brings a personality that they really enjoy. He has been there, done that. I think they respect that a lot. He is a very vocal, hands-on guy and it has been really good so far for them and that is good for me, too,” Conrad said.