Coming out of spring ball, the player that has most impressed Dana Holgorsen is running back Patrick Carr. Dana sees Carr as a perfect fit for his system and will be the featured back.
Frankly, it’s about time a UH head coach sees Carr’s potential impact. The writers of this website were all-in on Carr last season and felt he should have received significantly more carries.
In two stories last season, GoCoogs.com highlighted how a super-majority of Carr’s carries were on plays with 10+ yards to gain. Carr should also have been given more short-yardage carries. We also did a Film Room story on his 138-yard game vs. Tulane. He should have been Major’s go-to back all year.
This season, Carr will get his chance to shine in Holgorsen’s scheme.
Visitor This Week
New Transfer? – UCLA grad transfer Colin Samuel will visit the UH campus late next week as he narrows his list of schools. Samuel was a four-star recruit out of Long Beach Poly before choosing the Bruins (offers from Michigan, OU, Coloardo, Purdue, Wazzu, and others).
The position coach that recruited him is Demetrice Martin, who is now working for Kevin Sumlin at Arizona.
Samuel announced in January that he was leaving UCLA:
Bruins forever. pic.twitter.com/0FkPVk9Z2h
— SAMMY (@Co1insamuel) January 24, 2019
His stats won’t blow you away (just 2 tackles in 5 games in 2018) but UH needs depth at CB. Zac Etheridge has been busy trying to recruit to that position after it was left threadbare by fired “defensive” coordinator Mark D’Onofrio. Etheridge is Samuel’s UH contact. He will receive his political science degree from UCLA in June.
News & Notes
I’d like to see Bryson develop his route-running and for Singleton to use his ball-fake skills to get more separation.
UH has taken 4 transfers through the portal to this point: RB Kyle Porter (Texas), safety Jordan Moore (A&M), Thabo Mwaniki (Oklahoma State), and Marcus Jones (Troy). Porter is immediately eligible and Moore is still working through the appeals process.
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