For the second-straight day, WKU got back on the field inside Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium for another spring practice in full pads on a sunny Wednesday afternoon.

The Hilltoppers have four practices remaining in spring ball, with the Tops heading back onto the field on Friday at 4 p.m. CT for an open practice.

Defensive coordinator Nick Holt’s defense has drawn praise for its fine play on numerous occasions this spring from head coach Jeff Brohm, and it was the depth that Holt spoke about to the media following practice.

“We do have a lot of depth,” said Holt. “We do have a lot of kids getting reps, and hopefully by the opener here in a couple months, we’ll be ready to play. There are guys that are showing up and getting better, but we have to find some more playmakers out there.”

A specific group that Holt has talked about so far this spring has been the depth in the secondary that he has for the first time in his three seasons on The Hill.

“I think the defensive backs have done a really good job so far of improving. There’s a lot of guys that played last year, but are really getting pretty good. Some guys that come to mind are De’Andre Simmons, who I think is having a really good spring at corner, as well as Leverick Johnson. Those guys stick out.”

Spring practice concludes with the annual Red and White Game, set for April 23 at 1 p.m., inside Houchens-Smith Stadium. Admission and parking will be free.


1. Friday, April 15
2. Monday, April 18
3. Wednesday, April 20
4. Saturday, April 23 (Red and White Spring Game

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