Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Coordinating reflections

Bobo and Grantham look back on Saturday's scrimmage and the spring overall in this interview piece by Emerson. First up, the offense.
- As far as the O-line, it seemed the first-teamers did OK for the most part, but the second-teamers kind of got a little overmatched at times. Does that speak to what Will Friend has talked about, that he feels he has about five or six guys he can depend on right now?

"Yeah, we need to develop more depth up front, there's no doubt. But like I said earlier, those guys keep fighting, keep getting better. A lot of these guys are just now getting reps for the first time. But that's linemen, it takes awhile. Fifteen practices is not enough to get them ready, that's why they call it spring ball. We've got 29 practices in the fall, so that's gonna be important to them. But we've gotta find us eight guys to get us to play. I'd say we got four to five right now that we feel good about. We've just gotta keep working to get more depth up front."
29 > 15. Hopefully 15 + 29 = SEC ready.

And as for Grantham.
- On Damian Swann, who played a lot of cornerback:
"I think he's had a good camp anda  good spring. He's gonna be a good player for us. I've been pleased with what he's done."
- How do you leave camp feeling about that cornerback spot with him, and with Malcolm Mitchell and Devin Bowman?
"I think Mitchell before he got hurt can be a dynamic corner. He's a really good player. He can obviously help us there. I think Bowman showed progress throughout the thing. So I was pleased with how he came on relative to last year. B-Smith for the most part I thought had a solid spring. 
"So I think what we've gotta do is understand that we've gotta put them in positions to be successful in. You know, we've gotta make sure we get guys out there that can make plays. Based upon the guys that we've got and the guys coming in, we'll mix and match and move guys around."
There's plenty more there on everything from tailbacks to Cornelius Washington's excellent versatility. Give it a gander.

Read more here: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2012/04/16/2014017/bobo-and-grantham-assess-the-spring.html#storylink=cpy

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