Some random thoughts from last night’s scrimmage…
- Since I’m not a troll, I tend not to take too much out of scrimmage stats, especially when it sounds like Richt had something of an agenda in mind (“We wanted to see the matchups today, going best on best. We think it’s a pretty good matchup. We’re not sure what we’ll do in the next scrimmage, but we wanted to go ahead and put the best on the best tonight.”), but there were a couple of encouraging things to take away from last night’s numbers. The biggest seems to be that Keith Marshall is back. He was second in rushing yardage and led the team in receiving yards. The other stat worth noting was zero, as in no interceptions. If that’s an indication that Bobo is putting emphasis on his quarterbacks being careful with the ball, that’s good.
- Best observation of the night: “Mason said Pruitt’s defense is similar to the one Todd Grantham ran previously except on passing downs.” Richt sounds pleased about that, too. “That was one of the better things that happened today, was the lack of big plays given up…”
- No injuries in the scrimmage, but several key players were absent. The offense was missing Malcolm Mitchell, Justin Scott-Wesley, Chris Conley and Jonathon Rumph. And the defense had Leonard Floyd, Ramik Wilson and Shattle Fenteng out.
- The offensive line situation doesn’t sound like it was settled last night. “Mason said the offensive line used “a lot” of different combinations, rotating in about seven players on the first team.”
- Seven completions last night to tight ends/H-backs.
You guys have any other insights?