PROVO — BYU has moved cornerbacks Dayan Ghanwoloku and Troy Warner to safety during spring practices while other safeties have stepped up.
“I like who we have right now. We have some really good ones. Dayan has had a great spring,” Hadley said. “Austin Lee has had a great spring. Isaiah Armstrong has done some good things as well. We’ll keep on developing depth.
"At safety, we need at least four, preferably five, to get us through the season because injuries can happen. We need depth. It’s going to take all of us. I like who we have and we need to continue to progress.”
Warner has been rehabbing from a leg injury.
“He’s making really good progress. It’s an injury that you don’t want to try to push before he’s ready,” Hadley said. “We’re hoping and praying that he’ll be ready. If he’s back, it will be great because he’s a good player.”
Warner’s older brother Fred, who is expected to be selected during the upcoming NFL Draft, likes Troy’s upside.
“He’s recovering great. He looks really good right now. He’s staying out of spring ball to heal up more. He’ll be ready for fall,” said Fred Warner. “You can expect him to be full-go for when the season comes. He’s got to be the guy this year. It’s his junior year. He’s got to perform and be the guy.”
SUMMER WORKOUTS: Now that spring practices are over, how are the Cougars planning to spent the next few months to prepare for the 2018 season?
“As a team, we’re going to have conditioning with the conditioning staff. We’ll have player-run practices throughout the summer,” said quarterback Beau Hoge. “It will be more of what spring ball consisted of — we just won’t have the coaches out there. We’ll keep building on this spring and make sure that we’re getting better and better every day going into fall camp.”