Brian Kelly gives update on redshirting freshmen

Quency Wiggins and Jaelyn Davis-Robinson were critical pieces of Brian Kelly’s first signing class.

Wiggins was one of the top defensive line recruits in the country, and Davis-Robinson,

 a cornerback, filled a position of significant need. Neither saw much action with both maintaining redshirts.

Kelly said the extra practices that come with a bowl game will be a good experience for the young guys.

It’s not discussed much among fans, but coaches revel in these bowl practice periods.

After the regular season, veterans need some rest, and staffs have an opportunity to evaluate how the younger guys developed over the year.

 freshmen and sophomores can get a head-start on the 2023 position battles.

"We protected some guys this year – Quency Wiggins and Jaelyn Davis-Robinson –

there's some young guys that need some work that I think this is going to be an effective first couple of of 4-5 practices where we can really lean on them."


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