Scroggins slowly coming along

Jesse Scroggins recently saw his first action of the spring. Read on to see what he thought about it, an update on his health, and more.

Jesse Scroggins did not know he was going to take any snaps in Saturday's scrimmage, but after a few drives, felt that he was ready to see some action and try to deliver a glimpse of what Arizona fans have been anxiously waiting to see.

"I knew by the third drive," Scroggins said. "I went up to Coach Smith and I asked him to put a red jersey on and go simple, quick game and he asked coach and I was good."

Scorggins' first throw was an interception and although he struggled with timing, there were glimpses of a quality quarterback. At the end of the scrimmage, Scroggins was not disappointed with how he performed.

"Physically I felt good enough to try and showcase my talent a little bit," he said. "It was the first time I did any live interaction or anything like that, but I thought I did well."

There has not been much opportunity for Scroggins to see any live action, as he made the early decision to fix a toe problem that has been bothering him for quite some time now.

"I guess I had turf toe and my toe gradually kept moving over," he said. "I had the problem at USC, but I never had the chance to fix it. Coach Rod gave me the opportunity to fix it this spring and I am glad for it.

"I knew I was going to have to get my toe fixed. Coach Rod wants everyone 100 percent by August, so we made a decision to go ahead and fix it and I feel better than I have ever felt."

Scroggins is adjusting both on and off the field, but feels that it has gone well so far.

"The adjustment is great," he said. "The only thing different is the city, but being here in Tucson, it is a college football town and this is what I want," he said.

"Learning wise, as a player, as a student, I became comfortable and feel this is the place I am supposed to be at. It feels like home."

On the field, Scroggins is working to adapt to an offense that he has not been a part of before.

"I have been doing 7-on-7, 1-on-1 so when I went out there I felt I needed to step up and be ready to compete," he said. "I am a pocket passer, but I am adjusting to this offense and it is going well. I love doing what I am doing and I am going to continue to develop."

With Scroggins close to being completely healthy, he will now focus on regaining the technique that he lost a bit of while rehabbing.

"I have been wanting to play ever since I had my surgery, but that is the main thing I was worrying about, was rehabbing every day, two times a day, working out two times a day just go get back," he said. "I have been throwing mostly upper body and coach says I need to stop that, so I just need to get my technique back together."


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