Brian Brohm: Offense working out kinks

Brian Brohm led the Louisville offense to four touchdowns and a pair of field goals in Saturday night's public scrimmage at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. After the scrimmage, Brohm said the offense played well but still has some kinks to work out.

Brian Brohm led the Louisville offense to four touchdowns and a pair of field goals in Saturday night's public scrimmage at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. After the scrimmage, Brohm said the offense played well but still has some kinks to work out.

"It was a good scrimmage. I thought both sides did some good things out here and it was pretty evenly matched. Overall it was a good scrimmage," Brohm said. "It was a great crowd out here. The fans are ready for football."

With Harry Douglas on the sideline during the scrimmage, Brohm turned to sophomore wide receiver JaJuan Spillman. The pair hooked up on a few occasions, including a pair of 20 yard strikes down field.

"JaJuan is doing a great job for us," Brohm said. "He's picking it up a little bit. He played the Z (receiver) tonight and he did a good job. I think he can make plays for us – he's a playmaker."

Brohm also came away impressed with the play of cornerback Woodny Turenne, a junior college transfer who has made a quick impact on defense since practice began last week. Turenne, a fast and physical cornerback, locked up with Mario Urrutia during the scrimmage and made a few big-time plays in coverage.

"I've been very impressed with Woodny," Brohm said. "He's got speed and cover skills. I think he'll be a great asset for our defense."

Brohm, who had plenty of time in the pocket to find his receivers, said he felt good about the play of his offensive line.

"They did a good job tonight," Brohm said. "They picked up their men on all of the protections. I thought they did a great job tonight and kept me clean."

While they were solid for the most part, the first team offense did make a few mistakes in the scrimmage, namely some untimely penalties that stalled some drives. Overall, though, Brohm came away pleased with where the offense is 19 days from Louisville's season-opener against Murray State.

"I think we're doing a good job," Brohm said. "There are still some little things that we have to iron out here and there but overall I think everyone is on the same page. I feel like we've just got a few little kinks to work out and then we'll be fine."

The 5-7 thousand fans in attendance probably noticed a big difference from first-year coach Steve Kragthorpe, who was much more quiet during the scrimmage than was former coach Bobby Petrino.

"Coach K doesn't really say too much in the huddle, he's just standing back there kind of observing," Brohm said. "He told us that he wasn't going to say too much tonight and just sit back and evaluate and it seems like he does that a lot.

"It's a little different because Coach Petrino was the offensive coordinator and Coach Kragthorpe isn't, but he's overseeing all three phases of the game. That makes it a little bit different but they both work."


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