"I like it," Rodriguez said. "I think the environment that we wanted was just a football kind of environment for four or five days. Nowadays you don't have a lot of two a days and I think we only have four on our schedule.
"I told the team they have to fight through it, but I don't want them to come to practice thinking 'okay we got that one over with', I want them to come to work and get better.
Not surprisingly, the quarterback position is one that has managed to have some structure to it compared to the competition at other positions.
"For us, it kind of started out as not as difficult because we have two upperclassmen in Matt (Scott) and B.J. (Denker) and then the two freshmen competing right now for the third spot it looks like, so the way reps worked out, things worked out pretty good," Rodriguez said.
It is no surprise that Scott will be the starter this season, but Rodriguez says that he has been happy with Denker as well.
"Matt Scott I think has had really good moments and his grasp of the offense has been pretty good for a first year guy," Rodriguez said. "We get spoiled because sometimes we forget this is his first year, but he has had some really good days.
"B.J. has picked it up really well. He is a junior college guy who was not with us in the spring and so he is like a freshman and he has done a really good job of picking up the offense."