Stats from last night are here, if you’re into trolling. The only thing of interest to me out of those is the run-pass ratio of 81/41. Since that’s not a likely mix for the regular season, it looks like they wanted to test the candidates for the secondary early and often.
As for more general observations, from what Seth Emerson caught, it sounds like it was a sloppy night, perhaps because some of the kids were pressing in light of Richt raising the stakes.
Richt said he made clear prior to the scrimmage that it would be vital in deciding playing time going forward.
“Maybe some guys got a little uptight with that, I don’t know,” Richt said. “But there’s gonna be a lot more pressure when there’s 95,000 (in the stands) and a few million people watching. But there was just too much of that for this time of year.”
On a better note, Richt is keeping hope alive on one front.
Isaiah McKenzie did not participate in tonight’s scrimmage, but he will be ready to go for Saturday’s special teams scrimmage. Richt said McKenzie is in “heavy consideration” for both return jobs, especially punt return.
“It was one of the more exciting things about his high school career, that made me wanna go after him, because I thought his ability to return punts and kicks could help us a lot,” Richt said.
Bottom line: still a lot of work to be done before Clemson comes to town.