I hate posting Thamel stuff, especially when it includes quotes from our former coach, but the article was about Ward and he deserves the recognition.
Houston head coach Major Applewhite, who served as the Cougars’ offensive coordinator and position coach before replacing Herman this winter, pointed to Ward’s body control, one-step cut ability and knack for not allowing defenders to get a clean hit on him as traits that will translate to the next level. Applewhite mentioned that a stint on the practice squad may be necessary for Ward to become fluent in a new role, but he’s seen Ward win too much and overcome too many doubters to project any pessimism. “He’s got a rare competitiveness,” says Applewhite. “You tell him he can’t do something and he goes out and does it. As soon as you start to call out Greg Ward Jr., he’ll prove you wrong.”