The total amount of information that has come out of spring practice on this team is not a lot, but this was one particular area in which we really did not hear much at all. I'd love to be able to tell you all about some young player showing signs of being a return-game prodigy or that one of last year's guys had suddenly figured it all out, but that's just not what we're hearing.
I could only find one mention of the return game anywhere in the various practice reports, and it was that there wouldn't be much change. Seniors Ed Wesley and Skye Dawson, along with sophomore Brandon Carter, remain the top candidates to drop back deep after a defensive stop. Dawson and junior Waymon James are the likely kickoff return men. Patterson did mention that they are working on some things with these guys to make them "tougher mentally and tougher handling the ball"
There will, I'm sure, continue to be plenty of speculation by fans as to who will perform the punt and kick return duties this fall. Along with the guys mentioned, redshirt freshman David Bush and incoming true freshmen Deante' Gray and Jordan Moore also seem to have the speed necessary to be a threat dangerous enough to take a kick back for six.