I’m driving up to the camp’s first scrimmage on Saturday morning and here are the issues I’ll be paying close attention to while I’m there:
How consistent are Running Backs Qadree Ollison and James? Because we probably won’t play both freshmen, which one will be redshirted? More importantly, where in hell is the “U” in Ollison’s first name?
How many reps does Conner get at Defensive End? Chris Peak is reporting that Conner has been getting snaps on defense in the two minute drills.
How will Voytik respond with full time pressure from the defense? (I hope the scrimmage is full contact to get him ready for reality.) How much protection is he getting?
How is Isaac Bennett coming along from his injury? In the last practice I attended he was getting his share of reps. Also, how many snaps does Ibrahim get? I think Bennett’s becoming an afterthought in our fan’s minds but he’ll most probably be in the top three RBs.
How well is Offensive Line doing in their run blocking? The young RBs are breaking some big rushing plays in practice so it has been pretty good so far. Do they have the speed as some of our past RBs?
How are all the DE’s competing and who will be rotating in there on the two-deep, who gets dizzy and who doesn’t?
How are Caprara & Bradley positioning themselves for that MLB spot behind Galambos? Are they tough enough for that position?
Are the DBs playing more aggressively now? Are they giving up big plays if they miss an INT or breaking up a pass?
How is our new punter Ryan Winslow doing with his directional punts and hang time? Along with that, who are the personnel on our punt coverage team and how effective are they?
Those are the main issues for me. Let me know in the comments section if there is anything you’d specifically like me to address and I’ll try to remember to do it.