Situational Scrimmage Quick-Hitters...& more

It was a beautiful spring day at the Spartan Practice Facility as several hundred fans turned out to see the final San Jose State football spring practice. The situational scrimmage showed some of what's to come this fall. Other updates regarding scholarship and academic progress are in today's Quick-Hitters.

Fans lined one side of the practice field, the San Jose State football team filled the opposite side as the offense and defense did battle in between during what Spartans head coach Dick Tomey labeled a situational scrimmage. The offense lined up in different scenarios, with the defense in the way. In the end most fans got their first glimpse of the 2009 squad. A few things stood out.

The Practice:

  • The offense didn't show much of what they worked on in practice
  • The only special teams used during the scrimmage were the field goal team. They had a rough time. Tyler Cope had two kicks blocked, and missed one. One hit the uprights but fell good. On the positive side his range easily exceeds the 40-yard-line.
  • Kevin Jurovich is 100-percent and it showed
  • Lamon Muldrow is a beast. One tackler cannot take him down
  • Marcos Garces saw some decent playing time and looked good
  • Coach Tomey singled out Pablo Garcia and Ryan Otten as younger players who impressed
  • This defense has attitude, and had to be reminded on a few occasions that the players across the line of scrimmage were friendlies.
  • The QB spot is Kyle Reed's to lose, but he's not a lock by any means. Jordan La Secla improved dramatically over the course of the spring

Other News:

  • The football program will find out in May if they are past the APR (Academic Progress Rate) sanctions
  • If the sanctions are removed (and the removal is expected) the full slate of 25 annual scholarships will be available for football
  • When the Tom Bowen administration arrived there were only seven out of 16 teams that were within the APR guidelines. Now that number stands at 16 out of 16
  • Bowen and his staff, including Spartan Foundation President Ken McDonald, were very involved with the fans at today's event
  • In basketball news, there has been no official announcement yet of the signing of Southwest College big man Moses Omolade

Inside Sparta will have more on the scrimmage itself, along with photos of play and more, later.

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