April 29, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Head coach Andy Talley and the Villanova Wildcats concluded spring practice on Friday, April 19. Villanova went through 15 practices stretched over a six-week span.
"I am thrilled with the way in which spring practice went," said Talley. "We saw great individual improvement by a number of players and the attitude throughout the team was outstanding. This is a very mature group with a business-like approach. I think we have a chance to be a pretty good football team. We are excited for the 2013 season."
At the end of every spring season, the Wildcat coaches name a Most Improved Player for both offense and defense. This year's winners were junior wide receiver Clay Horne (St. Paul, Minn.) and sophomore defensive back Cameron McCurry (Orange Park, Fla.).
Horne played in all 12 games last season and had one catch for seven yards. He also had a 27 yard fumble return for a touchdown. McCurry saw time in 11 of the 12 games last year and tallied six solo tackles and four assisted stops. Horne is expected to be a part of the Wildcat receiving rotation next year, while McCurry is slated as a starter at safety.
Villanova is coming off a 2012 season where the Wildcats went 8-4 overall and 6-2 in CAA play to claim a share of the conference championship. The Wildcats earned a bid to the NCAA playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons.
The Wildcats will kick off the 2013 season on August 31 at Boston College.