At one of the first winter practices during the off-season, it was odd to see the player wearing jersey #35 taking reps at slotback – strange because #35 is Charlie Power, an emerging talent at middle linebacker during the previous two seasons. It must have seemed a little strange to Power as well, because at one point he was overheard asking receivers’ coach, Jason Sulz, if he could go back and rejoin the linebacker unit. The position switch continued into spring camp, where Charlie continued taking reps at receiver. “At the start I was a little skeptical, because I hadn’t played slotback since high school,” Power commented after the spring scrimmage. Moving Charlie to slotback would give the Huskie offence the added dimension of a big, athletic target at inside receiver. “I’m starting to enjoy it now. I got more excited when the coaches gave me an outline of what I’d be doing. It’s starting to be fun for sure.” Charlie was asked if he should officially be considered a receiver now. “It’s still up in the air with the coaches. They’re going to talk, make a decision, and get back to me. I expect that they’ll make the decision as soon as possible.” When asked if the uncertainty of his position would adversely affect his offseason training, Power was quick to dismiss that notion. “I’ll be out here throwing with the team, and in the gym doing the same workouts as everyone. I’ll kind of be training for both.”
Over the next few days, Huskie Outsider followers will be able to read post-spring camp comments from several other members of the Huskies.