Offense shines in scrimmage

We have it all. Every play broken down and described from today's scrimmage.

"Tis a beautiful day for football in the Ozarks." --My high school football coach, 1978-1981

It was a glorious day, after starting a little windy, and a little chilly, the wind died down, and the sun shone brightly. The play on the field wasn't quite that stellar. While Pinkel praised the number one offense afterwards, it is hard to make many definitive judgements about progress because rarely did ones face ones.

The number one offense had it moments, and honestly the STAR of the day was none other than Brad Smith. Yell it from the Ozark hills my friends (Rocky, that's you by the way), Bad Brad is BACK! He made several incredible moves and would have scored at least twice today running the ball had it not been touch for the quarterback.

Here is an overview of how the scrimmage went:

KICKING GAME: Improving

Scott Russell showed some consistency and had a couple of deep kick-offs (the first of either of those attributes which we have seen this Spring). He appears, after today, to be making a serious run at Crossett for the kicking off job.

Crosset - 18 yd line, - 2 yd line -2 yd line, -4 yd line

Russell - 9yds deep in the EZ, - 2 yds deep in EZ

PAT

Crossett - Dribbled into ground, Good, Good, Good, Good...

Russell - Good, Good, Good...

Teas - LD under crossbar, Bad Snap,

FG's

Crossett - 26 RUR, 33WR, 41 Blocked, 32 G, 48 G, 49 G, 50 WL, 49 Low Snap, 43 G

Russell - 26 G, 41 WL, 43 NG

Teas - 33G, 32 G, 49 S, 50 Short

Punts

Hoenes - High/50, High/43, High/43, High/27, WD/30(from 50), Wobbly/29

Crossett - Wobbly/42, LD/49, WD/38, High/42, LD/36(from 50), Wobbly/31

SPECIAL TEAMS:

I would give the special teams a "D" today. Brian Smith picked up a blocked field goal by Lo Williams and returned it the distance (not everyone followed the play). There were numerous bad snaps on punts, and field goals. This section of special teams looked horrid today. We better hope we either, a) get much better at long snapping over the summer, or b) hope one of the two snappers coming in are very good. It was a tough day for Josh.

Defensively we are showing improvement.

1st Team KO Coverage - Harrington, Massey, Morris, Ming, Simpson, Kincaide, Blair, Richard, ?, ?, and Kicker

1st Team Punt Coverage - Woodley, Blair, Scott, CWash, Bacon, Xzavie, Deke, Simpson, DQ, and Rucker.

Wade and Woodley each shined returning kicks today. TT also returned kicks but fumbled a punt.

Defensively, Ming is really doing well. He seems to be all over. Quincy Wade and Trenile Washington both looked very good today.

Offensively, Brad looks primed for a big year. Brian Barmann finally looked like he belonged in the depth at TE, Temple was big early (before two fumbles), Saunders shined at WR, and Coleman reemerged in the QB race thanks to a mediocre at best outing by Patton.

(1 & 10 at 2) Smith to Temple 19 yd gain

(1& 10 at 2) Coleman to Jackson dive 2 yds

(2 & 8 at 4) OFFISDES

(2 & 10 at 2) Coleman to Jackson dive - No Gain

(3 & 10 at 2) Coleman to Crosby - Incomplete, underthrown

(1&10 at 24) Smith to Eck - Incomplete - should have been picked by Massey

(1&10 at 25) Smith to Eck crossing 19yds (Alexander)

(1&10 at 44) Smith option keeper 5 yds

(2&5 at 49) Smith to Temple 13 yds (Plus FACEMASK)

(1 & 10 at 24) Smith to fakes dive, flat pass to Eck 7 yds

(2 & 3 at 17) Smith to Temple 13 yds (Will Moore)

(1 & G at 4) OFFSIDE DEFENSE

(1 & G at 2) Smith to Temple TD 2 yds

(1& 10 at 25) Smith to Eck gain of 11 (Bacon, Morris)

2's against 1's

1&10 at 30 Patton option to Hoskins -1 (Harrington, Smith)

2&11 at 31 OFFSIDES OFF

2&16 at 36 Patton on the run to Hoskins sidelines 7 yds

3 & 9 at 29 Patton to Hoskins dropped (good coverage Massey/Ming)

1 & 10 at 25 Patton to Hoskins in flat 11 yds

1 & 10 at 36 Patton option to Jackson -4 (Overstreet, Simpson)

2 & 14 at 32 Patton to Crosby 4 yds (Ming belted him)

3 & 10 at 36 Patton sacked (almost intercepted by Simpson)

1 & 10 at 15 Patton (DELAY)

1 & 15 at 20 Patton deep sideline fly to Null INC (should have been INT to Overstreet)

2 & 15 at 20 Patton to Jackson -4 (Ming stuffed him)

3 & 15 at 20 Patton to Hoskins down seam 17 yds

3s against 3s

1 & 10 at 25 Coleman rolls sideline pass to AB knocked down by LB Romine

2 & 10 at 25 Coleman flat pass to Saunders 16 yds

1 & 10 at 41 Coleman option to Duncan, FUMBLE (bad pitch  Coleman recovered)

2 & 23 at 29 Coleman inside handoff Duncan 9 yds (Barbo & Romine)

3 & 12 at 39 Coleman option to Duncan NG

1& 10 at 20 Coleman to Saunders in flat 7 yds.

2&2 at 27 Coleman to Saunders (Wade/Barbo) 3 yds (OFFSIDE DEF)

1&10 at 38 Coleman (DELAY) not marked off  headphones not working

1& 10 at 38 Coleman INC to Saunders over his head

2&10 at 38 Coleman to Ruth inside (Blair Big Hit) 8 yds

3 & 3 at 44 Coleman dive to Ruth (Calcius) NG

4&3 at 44 Coleman rolls sideline, tipped by Romine INC to Saunders

1s & 1s

1 & 10 at 35 Smith (ILL PROCED) Humphrey

1 & 15 at 30 Smith to Rucker on sideline dropped

2 & 15 at 30 Smith to Temple, NG (Lo, Ming)

3 &15 at 30 Smith middle pass to Temple 4 yds.

1 & 10 at 35 Smith to Temple left side, 14 yds (Overstreet)

1&10 at 49 Smith to Eck in flat -overthrew

2&10 at 49 Smith to Jackson bobbled dropped (laid out by Kincaide)

3&10 at 49 Smith scrambled 7 yds

4 & 3 at 44 Smith ran for 4 yds (If he had to be tackled he would have scored)

1 & 10 at 40 OFFSIDES

1 & 15 at 45 Smith QB draw gain of 5

2 & 10 at 40 Smith to Jackson 9 yds

1 & 10 at 35 Coleman INC tipped away from Saunders (Trenile)

2 & 10 at 35 Coleman option keeper 2 yds

3 & 8 at 33 Coleman to Britt 5 yds

1 & 10 at Coleman scrambles throws sideline long to Britt 30+

1 & 10 at 21 Coleman option to Goldsmith 6 (fumbles Saunders recovers)

2 & 2 at 14 Coleman dive to Goldsmith -1

3 & 3 at 15 Saunders almost beheaded on inside screen (Trenile read perfectly) INC

2s vs 2 and 3s

1 and 10 at 35 Coleman run 20 yds

1 and 10 at 45 Coleman scrambles 15

1 and 10 at 35 Coleman blitzed throws out of bounds (Wade w/pressure)

3s vs 4s

1 and 10 at 35 Patton runs (might have scored) 9 yds

1 and 10 at 45 Patton option keeper 6 yds

1 and 10 at 49 Patton fumbled snap -7

2 and 14 at 47 Patton seam to Hoskins 17 yards

1 and 10 at 36 Patton to Duncan 8 yds

2 and 2 at 28 Patton to Ruth 10 yds

1 and 10 at 18 Patton option to Hoskins to 4 yds

2 and 6 at 14 Patton to Ruth TD 14 yds

1 and 10 at 35 Patton to Barmann seam 17 yds

1 and 10 at 48 Patton knocked down by Mosley or Troy

1 vs 2

1 and 10 at 47 Smith scrambles Ray ruled OOB

2 and 10 at 47 Smith to Humphrey 14 yds

1 and 10 at 33 Smith underneath to DQ 1 yd

2 and 9 at 32 Smith to Temple 8yds (Sulak)

3 and 1 at 22

TAPE RAN OUT

1 and 10 at 45 Patton almost picked off by Simpson

2 and 10 at 45 Patton almost picked off by Massey, defelected to Saunders 7 yds

1 and 10 at 38 Patton rolls 3 yds

1 and 10 at 45 Coleman scrambles for 10 yds

1 and 10 at 35 Coleman to Barmann in flat -1

2 and 11 at 36 Coleman to Saunders out route 6 yds

3 and 5 at 31 Coleman option FUMBLED bad pitch (Wade recovery)

1 and 10 at 45 Coleman option to Eck 9 yds

2 and 1 at 36 Coleman to Ruth 7 yds

1 and 10 at 30 Coleman INC to Barmann (shoestring catch looked good)

2 and 10 at 30 Coleman to Ruth 1 yd

3 and 9 at 29 Coleman to Saunders 29 yds TD (threaded between safety and corner)

1 vs 2 nick

1 and 10 at 45 Coleman scramble 7 yds

2 and 3 at 38 Temple 6 yds (FUMBLE- Wade +6)

1 and 10 at 25 Smith scrambles 14 yards (would have scored)

1 and 10 at 13 Smith to Eck left corner TD 13 yds

1 and 10 at 25 Smith qb option (wouldve scored) 10 yds

1 and 10 at 15 Smith to Temple (FACEMASK) 7 yds +half distance

1 & G at 5 Smith to Temple 1 yard

2 and G at 4 Smith option 4 yd TD

1 and G at 1 Smith to Jackson 1 yd TD

1 and 10 at 25 Coleman (ILL PROCEED)

1 and 15 at 30 Jackson 2 yds

2 and 13 at 28 Coleman scrambles throws OOB

3 and 13 at 28 Coleman to Crosby -3 yds

1 and 10 at 25 Coleman to DQ NG

2 and 10 at 25 Coleman to Ray in out, off fingertips

3 and 10 at 25 Coleman to Jackson NG (Simpson, Smith)

1 and 10 at 25 Patton to Goldsmith 1 NG

2 and 10 at 25 Patton to Saunders 3 yds

3 and 7 at 22 Patton qb option 11 yds

1 and 10 at 11 Patton off Britts hands on post route

2 and 10 at 11 Patton to Saunders 3 yds

3 and 7 at 8 Patton to Barmann TD (excellent catch, back to the QB, low, inside)

1 and 10 at 25 Patton scrambles 5 yds

2 and 5 at 20 Patton qb draw, 5 yds

1 and 10 at 45 Smith underneath pass to Temple 12 yds (FUMBLE in group)

1 and 10 Patton pass to Barmann seam almost picked off by O'Neal

2 and 10 Patton pass to Saunders overthrown off the hands of Wade INC

3 and 10 Patton threw it away quick pressure

4 and 10 Patton almost picked off by Trenile Washington

1 and 10 Coleman INC to Jackson

2 and 10 Coleman to DQ (Harrington and CWash) 6 yds

3 and 4 Coleman to Ray underneath 4 yds

Coleman scrambles, throws OOB

Coleman to Barmann 25 yards

1 and 10 at 36 Coleman to Britt INC (shoestring)

2 and 10 at 36 Coleman to DQ dropped it (2 yd curl)

3 and 10 at 36 Coleman runs OOB 4 yds

1 and 10 at 40 Smith pass deflected at line

2 and 10 at 40 Smith crossing to Rucker 11 yds.

1 and 10 at 49 ILL PROCEED

1 and 15 at 46 Smith rolls left, scrambles 7 yds

2 and 8 at 47 Smith scrambles -7

3 and 15 at 45 Smith pass to Temple 1 yd (FACEMASK)

3 and 9 at 49 Smith to Rucker 6 yds

4 and 3 at 43 Smith runs, 8 yds. (Stops clock)

FG Eck couldn't handle snap at :03

2 vs 2 d

1 and 10 at 40 Patton to Saunders 2 yds

2 and 8 at 42 Patton to DQ sideline 6 yds

3 and 2 at 48 Patton to DQ sideline 4 yds

1 and 10 at 48 Patton to Saunders 4 yds (Barbo)

2 and 6 at 44 Patton (FALSE START)

2 and 13 at 49 Patton to Goldsmith 7yds

3 and 6 at 42 Patton to DQ 8 yds

TIME RAN OUT

1 and 10 at 40 Coleman throws away (not out of pocket)

2 and 10 at 40 Coleman bad snap, threw off timing INC

3 and 10 at 40 Coleman runs 10 yds

1 and 10 at 50 Coleman 17yd sideline pattern to Null couldnt keep feet in

2 and 10 at 50 Coleman to Saunders 15 yds tough catch in traffic

1 and 10 at 35 OFFSIDES DEF

1 and 5 at 30 Coleman dumps to Britt 5 yds

1 and 10 at 25 Coleman run 1 yd

2 and 9 at 24 Coleman INC to Britt (Ming knocked OOB)

3 and 9 at 24 Coleman run 1yd

FG GOOD 43


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