August 17, 2006

Coug offense does well in second scrimmage

The Cougars' collection of injuries from the past week are already a distant memory as the focus on getting prepared for Auburn begins to take hold. CougZone sent our very own Campus Carl to the scene and he gives a few extra notes on the last scrimmage. Here are a few observations via his patented nugget dispenser;

• It's safe to say Alex Brink is feeling better, and so is Gary Rogers for that matter. Not every throw was on target, but both of the top quarterbacks looked much, much sharper in the second scrimmage of fall camp, connecting for a combined 26/41, 280 yards, 4 scores, and no picks.

• The offense in general was far more productive and just looked more in sync and confident, with the running game contributing plenty as well. DeMaundray Woolridge punctuated the performance on the ground with a 60-yard touchdown burst through the heart of the defense (shot through a blitz and juked poor Don Turner as he was trying to brace for impact), but Dwight Tardy and Kevin McCall also showed flashes, while the quickness of Darrell Hutsona continues to drop jaws.

• Hutsona wasted no time, taking a Langley kickoff all the way to the house without anyone getting so much as a finger on him. He also juked about five defenders on a single 12-yard run later on in the game. He doesn't set up his blocks as well as the Ghost did, or shed tacklers as well, or have that uncanny vision (few do), but he's just as quick, and he's faster, and he doesn't shy away from contact.

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