We just wrapped up 20 minutes with Dabo after the second stadium scrimmage of camp. They did a lot of situational work. We didn't get any players today. Dabo said things were much more even between offense and defense than the other day. He said the DB's did a better job on the 50/50 balls and that they probably didn't like seeing themselves go viral after having a play made on them (i.e., the Ross catch on Saturday). It sounds like Huegel is slightly ahead in the kicking game. He made a last-second FG today and made a 50-yarder in the first scrimmage. I asked Dabo if Goodrich scrimmaged today, and he said that he did not. He was in green yesterday and today. I also asked Dabo for an update on Yeargin's stinger, and he said they're still waiting to hear back from the doctor. It sounds like Skalski is getting close to being able to play from what Dabo said. I asked him if he was pleased with the tempo in the first couple scrimmages. They ran more plays than any team in the country last season, but Tony and Jeff have been telling us since the spring that they plan to go even faster this season. Dabo said it was not where it needed to be in 2-minute situations today but that he was pleased overall with it so far in camp. He said the quarterbacks need to do a better job with the hard counts to maximize their advantage.
I saw a lot of players in yellow today like Chad Smith, Noah DeHond and (I think) Matt Bockhorst, but apparentlly they are just minor bumps and bruises. I mentioned Goodrich and Yeargin already, and Trevion Thompson is still out with an undisclosed injury he suffered in the first scrimmage. On the plus side, Nolan Turner and Denzel Johnson are both having a very good camp according to Dabo. Both safeties were having a great spring before missing the second half with injuries. If one or both can become consistent contributors, it will really bolster the secondary and give the coaches more options at corner, like moving K'Von Wallace to corner if needed, as he did last year. I'll have Dabo posted shortly!
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