Scroggins has no regrets

Jesse Scroggins has no regrets about last season. Read on to see why that is, his thoughts on this year's competition, and more.

Last season went about as poorly as it could have for Jesse Scroggins.

He struggled with injury, never cracked the rotation, and found himself in Rich Rodriguez's doghouse.

Still, he has no regrets and is now looking to make an impact.

"I couldn't even tell you how much I have progressed because just sitting out and going through a season here, everything just came together at the right time," Scroggins said.

"I don't regret anything and I don't see that anything bad has happened. Everything happens for a reason. I don't feel lost or that I regret anything. I feel 100 percent happy here and with the situation and I am going to keep competing."

This season's quarterback competition is a bit unique because of how many players are involved.

"Limited reps, the rep you get, that is the rep it is," Scroggins said. "There's a lot of guys, so you are not going to get all of these reps to get into a rhythm.

"Whatever you have is whatever you get. Coach Rod wants you to make the best opportunity out of it. That's why there is no certain order, when he calls your name that's when you go."

Quarterback coach Rod Smith had to go home recently because of personal reasons, so Rodriguez has been working even closer with the quarterbacks.

"It's been a positive," Scroggins said. "With Coach Rod being there it is always going to be productive.

"Since he pretty much invented this offense, it is pretty much second nature to him. He's a gym rat and he believes in this offense. He knows everything and for us to work closer with him is a blessing."

With the head coach watching and the competition wide open, Scroggins says that the only added pressure comes from himself.

"The pressure is only on yourself because you know everything," he said. "They aren't going to throw anything at you that you don't know. It is not going to be a foreign language to you.

"All you have to do it process it, slow down, complete the pass, make the right read, and that's it."

With only a few practices left, Scroggins' mentality will not be changing.

"It is the same feeling," he said. "Take everything as your last day. You just have to compete and all I want to do is show that I am progressing and the flow of the offense doesn't stop.

"It is always going to continue, always going to have positive yards, no negative yards, positive plays, no negative plays. We have to eliminate the bad stuff and we will be dominant."

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