Veterans head coach David Bruce can’t complain about some of his players being too one-dimensional.
Consider these exchanges recently as offensive linemen Devin Wingate and Logan Hurless talked about last year and this year.
Question: “Was chemistry a little bit of an issue last year?”
Wingate: “AP chemistry? It was ...”
Bruce (exasperated): “Team chemistry.”
Wingate (smiling): “Oh.”
Minutes later, Burch is in the answering chair.
Question: “How was chemistry last year?”
Hurless: “I didn’t have chemistry, I had physics last year.”
Bruce’s head drops.
“That’s two,” he said, shaking his head. “Team chemistry.”