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LeFors says offense continues to improve

"As a whole, I think [the offense] has improved and each day we're getting better and better." - <b>Stefan LeFors</b>

University of Louisville starting quarterback Stefan LeFors has picked up this spring where he left off last season.

With a season's worth of starts under his belt, the reigning C-USA Offensive Player of the Year is the undisputed leader of an explosive Cardinal offense. Last Saturday, the senior signal caller had quite an impressive scrimmage, completing 15-24 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns.

As spring drills at U of L enter their final week, the native Louisianan has seen improvement from his unit during the first three weeks of practice.

"As a whole, I think [the offense] has improved and each day we're getting better and better," LeFors said.

Though solid, the offense didn't perform as well as it did last weekend during Friday afternoon's simulated scrimmage. Friday's was a scrimmage full of hard hits, pass deflections, sacks, and tackles for loss by U of L defenders. They also picked off three of the offenses passes.

Afterwards, LeFors agreed that the defense played better this time out, though he felt a lack of execution was the main culprit for the offensive miscues.

"I guess you could say that," LeFors said of the defenses improved play. "But we didn't execute the way we should have. I never really say the defense stops us..I always think that we stop ourselves."

Heading into next Friday nights annual spring game, LeFors has a simple plan for the coming week ahead.

"We just want to get better," LeFors explained. "This is the last week and we want to have fun and get ready for the spring game."

It's become apparent this spring that the strength of the U of L offense is the line that protects LeFors and opens holes for the Cardinals slew of talented running backs.

"They are coming together real well," LeFors said of his offensive line. "With Will [Rabatin], big Kurt [Qaurterman] and the other three guys from last year, they're doing a great job of working hard and communicating. They're going to be a good group of guys."

With the comfort of knowing he's got a great running game behind him and an excellent line in front of him, LeFors' focus this spring has been on becoming more adept at reading defenses and honing the finer points of his game.

"I've mainly focused on reading defenses better this spring," LeFors said. "I'm starting to get the hang of what the defense is doing. And I'm also concentrating on my footwork and my throwing motion."

Towards the end of Friday's scrimmage, U of L head coach Bobby Petrino put his team through an overtime situation drill in case his team finds itself in a situation similar to the one it found itself in at South Florida last season.

"We were focused on not turning the ball over in that situation," LeFors explained. "Last season at South Florida, I threw the interception in overtime that cost us the game. So we focused on not making mistakes, taking care of the ball, going forward, keeping the chains moving and getting points during that situation."


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