March 21, 2007

Practice notes: Another long run by Cooper

The Hurricanes held their most extensive 11-on-11 work of the spring in full pads today. And the offense fared well, especially in goal line drills. In four situations from the three-yard line, the offense got into the end zone twice, once on a run and once on a passing play.

"Fifty percent against our defense, that's good -- the offense is looking good," offensive lineman Chris Rutledge said. "We put in our goal line stuff for the first time and did pretty well against our defense."

Linebacker Glenn Cook said of the defense's play that "We have a lot of things to improve on. We have the ability to be the best we can, but right now we're getting adjusted to coaches, have guys trying to step up and be more of an addition to the defense. We have to keep working, keep making improvements. We have a lot of improvements to make. A lot."

* Rutledge is working at right tackle and right guard this spring.

"Everybody's doing a lot of moving because we're short on guys," Rutledge said.

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