Feature on UH’s scrimmage

About their scrimmage, which had 3 TDs by the offense early and a lot of success for the defense later in the scrimmage, Mac said:
“The good thing about being a head coach is when the offense is making big plays, I was coaching offense. When the defense was making big plays, I was coaching defense.” (HSB)

Praising Mana Lolotai’s play at MLB in the scrimmage, Mac said:
“I thought Mana Lolotai was just outstanding. He’s been playing like that all spring. (Linebackers coach) Cal (Lee) and I have to look at the film, but he’s playing pretty good at middle linebacker.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “Working against the second-team defense, Greg Alexander went 7-for-9 in leading the offense’s first unit to a touchdown on the first drive of the scrimmage. He completed a 28-yard touchdown pass to Rodney Bradley on a post pattern, then converted the extra point when Greg Salas made a leaping grab. Brent Rausch rebounded from an interception by safety Mana Silva to operate a scoring drive capped by Jayson Rego’s TD run against the defensive starters. Shane Austin later connected with speedy wideout Jovonte Taylor on a 42-yard touchdown.”

About his 42-yard TD reception during the scrimmage, Jovonte Taylor said:
“I’ve been waiting since spring started (to make a big play). When they do give us a chance, you have to go up and make the play.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “With about 250 high school coaches lining the boundaries of Ching Field following a clinic yesterday morning, the performances of the newcomers tightened an already crowded competition for playing time at the receiver spots.”

About the success of their WRs in the scrimmage, Craig Stutzmann said:
“Whenever you’ve got live bullets coming and you’ve got a crowd, a lot of times guys will either step up their game or take a step back. For Jovonte and for Rodney and some of the younger guys to come out and really step up their game is a really good sign for us.” (HSB)

About being able to hit in the scrimmage, Lolotai said:
“During regular practice you can’t really take anyone to the ground, so today was a good day to release all that.” (HSB)

About the scrimmage, Mac said:
“It was a good show on both sides. A lot of good things and then a lot of things we have to work on.” (HSB)



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