Camp Quick Hitters: 1st Scrimmage

The Missouri Tigers held their first scrimmage of the 2011 pre-season camp and while the defense had a big day, so did Tiger running back Kendial Lawrence as we give some quick hits on the day

The Missouri Tiger defensie came out fired up from the start of the scrimmage and scored the first touchdown as LB Will Ebner took a pass from James Franklin away from T.J. Moe and ran it into the end zone from about 10 yards out.

Franklin started a little slow but showed a lot of poise in overcoming that and got better as the scrimmage went on and found a groove, especially with the uptempo part of the offense. He threw a really nice TD pass to Wes Kemp who laid out for the ball and came up a little gimpy.

Wes reportedly has a hip pointer. Other injuries include Brad Madison(shoulder), Jimmy Burge (concusion)and Steve Drain (knee strain).

Kendail Lwarence was the star of the day with two long touchdown runs. One was up the middle of the field and the other to the outside where Kendial let his blockers get out front down field and he read it beautifully for the TD.

We have mentioned about Lawrence putting some daylight between himself and the other backs. He looks much faster and stronger with his running and is consistant.

Henry Josey also showed flashes as did Greg White.

Some of the young receivers got more reps with the injuries. Marcus Lucas stood out on the day and so did Jimmie Hunt.

Hunt has great quickness to make plays after the catch. Lucas has become a solid target for whatever QB is in there.

Andrew Jones had a nice day on the receiving end of some Berkstresser passes.

Speaking of Corbin, he had a solid day. However, he also had a typical freshman day where some mistakes were made.

It will be interesting to see if there is any movement along the depth chart at QB.

The day for the most part thought belonged to the defense.

The Tiger defensive front put a lot pf pressure on the offense and the linebackers all seemed to have good days.

Very impressed with the young defenders. David Johnson had a nice pick as did Donovan Bonner.

Kentrell Brothers made some nice plays as did Brandon Durant.

Daniel Easterly came alive with some big hitting from his safety position.

Terrell Resonno had a strong day along with Marvin Foster and Lucas Vincent. Sheldon Richardson saw some action and looked good for having a long layoff. He was quick,provided pressure and ran down plays away from him.

Overall, I was very impressed by the team. I think the offense will be better this year then last, and the defense has the chance to be one of the best in the nation if everyone stays healthy.

Video and a ful report will follow.


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