Jay Norvell: Offensive personnel continuing to settle in

Arizona State coaches got an opportunity to watch a largely overhauled offense perform in the first true scrimmage of the spring on Friday, and Jay Norvell was encouraged.

With four new offensive linemen to break in and a transition to a new quarterback, there's a lot of change around Arizona State this spring. Add a new coordinator and several first-year position coaches on top of that, and it could easily get overwhelming. 

New wide receivers coach Jay Norvell said he thinks the Sun Devils' offense is really settling in though, a sign that projects positively for the fall, if accurate. 

"I just think the kids are starting to really get a feel for the package," Norvell said. "The quarterbacks are starting to get the ball out quick to our playmakers and that's a great thing. We're getting much better collective effort from the unit.

"To be good offensively, as well as defensively, you've got to really play hard, and so we're really pressing that as coaches and we're seeing some great signs of that. Guys making extra effort blocks downfield, offensive linemen using the right targets and hand placement on the running game, quarterbacks understanding where to deliver the ball versus certain coverage. All those things we're making progress and this is a typical scrimmage, a lot of things to learn from but a lot of great effort from players."


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