April 14, 2012

Scrimmage work Saturday

For the first time since November, OSU football practice was real football.

Saturday's practice saw the first scrimmage of spring football. There were two separate segments of scrimmaging during practice, with 7-on-7 skeleton drills in between. About 24 plays were run in the scrimmage and while a small sample size, the defense looked to have fared better than the offense on the day.

"That's about a good first scrimmage. With the number of linemen we have, it was pretty good," head coach Mike Riley said after practice.

The linemen situation has been limiting the team all spring in their ability to do different types of team drills. The team can't run a scrimmage for an ideal time with only about seven or eight bodies on the line. This is the same reason the spring game is going to be limited too.

Riley did say that the main goals of the first scrimmage were definitely addressed, and all went well.

"The main thing is letting them finish some plays, letting the defense get in position to tackle," Riley said. "Just full speed. Blocking all the way through the end. It's all pretty good, I think."



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