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Pitt Spring Football Drills: Practice #12

Freshman All-America receiver Tyler Boyd

Freshman All-America receiver Tyler Boyd

April 10, 2014

Pitt Spring Practice #12

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Video Link: Paul Chryst Post-Practice Briefing

Video Link: Offensive Line Coach Jim Hueber Post-Practice Briefing

Video Link: Receiver Tyler Boyd Post-Practice Interview

Video Link: Quarterback Chad Voytik Post-Practice Interview

Coach Paul Chryst Quote Sheet

On today's practice on the outdoor fields:

“It was good to be outside. It was a good change.”

On receiver Tyler Boyd’s progress since his arrival at Pitt:


 

 

“I think he’s grown quite a bit. I think he’s a guy that wants to learn and that helps. I think the game experience, the film, means a little bit more, coaching points mean a little bit more. One thing we did was talk about how we have to detail some routes, and the consistency in those. When you’re inconsistent it either screws up the timing or location is off, whether it was quarterback or the receiver. He saw that and he knows what it’s like to be open and not get the ball, or that the ball was there and he should have been doing this.”

On Tyler Boyd’s work ethic:

“I think he’s obviously talented but maybe the best thing about him is that he wants to keep growing and be as good as he can be. He’s got a pretty high ceiling I think.”

On Tyler Boyd as a team leader even though he is an underclassman:

“Even as a sophomore, I think he could absolutely take a leadership role next year. We’ve got a few guys that can be that and need to be that. The way he works and the way we look to him for plays and energy, I think he’s absolutely going to be a leader for us.”

On finding leadership in a small senior class:

“We still have Ray Vinopal who’s a senior, and I think he’s got some natural leadership. I don’t think it’s necessarily about numbers. The ones you have, they have to be leaders. Every team at some point is going to have a vocal leader or two, it doesn’t matter what class it comes from. You’re going to have a couple that lead by example. The senior class is small but it can have a big impact on the leadership, so we’ve got to get something from it.”

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