Wes Lyons, finally healthy after working through a knee injur most of the summer, had been coming along nicely in recent games and practices before his brutal block on East Carolina’s Leon Best.
Not sure what was more impressive: The thorough execution on the block or Andre Ware saying Lyons hit Best “right in the mustache.” Let’s give Lyons the nod as he provided the exclamation mark on a very nice day for the wide receivers.
“I saw him coming the whole way,” Lyons said. “He peeked at me at the last second, so he probably saw me coming, but it was a little too late.”
Indeed and it’s probably a good time for the receivers to attract some attention. South Florida’s collective speed on defense will make it difficult for the Mountaineers to spread the field and get players free in open space. Receiver blocking on the perimeter and down the field will be necessary to keep the Bulls from pursuing plays and rallying to the ball.