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C.J. Conrad doesn’t mind complicated role

C.J. Conrad (Vicky Graff Photo)

C.J. Conrad (Vicky Graff Photo)

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.

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