This year’s 2012 Red/White spring game showed fans what to expect from next year’s Coyotes and their new coach, Joe Glenn.
The game ended with the offense beating the defense 36-26. The offense ran what looked like a pro-style offense and the defense was giving many 4-3 looks.
From the beginning the defense was playing very fast and made numerous plays. However, they had a hard time stopping new starting quarterback Josh Vander Maten, who looked very calm and collected on the field. Vander Maten also made a few nice plays on his feet, running for a seven-yard touchdown early in the first half.
On offense it was easy to see that soon-to-be senior Will Powell was the go-to player, as he was the first read on many pass plays. Redshirt freshman Nick Meyer, listed as a quarterback on the roster, made a few spectacular catches today and was one of the stars of the game.
Kicker Kyle Robb, who connected on two nice looking field goals, 41 and 42 yards respectively, also had a good game. However, the play of the game came from the defense, as defensive lineman Emanuel Cromuel had a crowd-pleasing 62-yard touchdown after recovering a fumble. Cromuel dodged a few tacklers but the majority of the is due to his teammates, who blocked a path for the touchdown.
Coach Glenn’s first Red/White game was a successful one and gave some optimism that the players will respond very well to him for this upcoming year.