Mentors younger offensive linemen
Senior Trey Adams comes back for his senior year, his final season of NCAA eligibility. it’s already on his mind: this is his last season. And much like teammate Kaleb McGary, he is very aware that the team counts on him to help coach up younger offensive linemen. So that is what he does.
The fact is that the mentoring process is alive and well with the Washington Huskies. After Adams fell to injury, the team already had two players identified who could absorb minutes at the crucial left tackle spot: senior Andrew Kirkland and sophomore Luke Wattenberg. This year, that responsibility falls to Wattenberg if Adams in unable to suit up for the September games.
But that is part of the process all along. Coaches build players up to prepare them for the NFL. in doing so, the team’s overall play improves and the team wins games. And upperclassmen help bring the underclassmen along. That is what it takes to build a championship team.