I wanted to share a few of my observations from the scrimmage today. First of all it was scorching hot. Almost unbearable. You forget how hot it gets in the Rich until you’re in it. I had to take a 30 min break in the AC in my car in the middle of the scrimmage. Overall, I think the offense had the better day. Reynolds looked good. Foster did not play. Ratliff and Williams took the other QB snaps. Ratliff didn’t look too bad. He has come a long way since his freshman year.
As has been mentioned before our RB room is talented although I don’t recall seeing Turner or Byrd. There were at least 4 runs over 30 yards today. McEachern, Williams & Rutlege all had long runs. I’m not sure that means our OL played well or if its a sign that our run defense is in for another long year. If the OL holds up we are going to have a fun year on offense.
On the defensive side the one guy that stood out to me was Jon Alexander. He has taken over where Deluca left off. He had several big hits a couple which broke up completions. There was only one turnover on a fumble that I saw which was the result of a big hit. I only saw one “sack” on Reynolds on the day. He was of course in a red jersey so the sack was just touching him. Overall, despite the heat I enjoyed the scrimmage. Below are a few highlights. I apologize in advance for the quality. I did not realize the video quality on my phone was turned down low until after the scrimmage was over.