Monday, April 5, 2010
Weekend scrimmage roundup: Part 2
By ESPN.com staff
Nebraska held a 150-play scrimmage on Saturday, but since it was also closed to the media, details are thin.
Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson praised all of his quarterbacks, not tipping his hand to how Cody Green, Kody Spano or Taylor Martinez have looked. Zac Lee, of course, isn't practicing this spring after surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon.
"I think all of them did a really good job; they had their moments out there today. I'd say that about all of them. I'd hate to single one out because they're all in the same spot," Watson said after the scrimmage. "They're all developing. You see them growing, you see them doing the things I want to see them doing in terms of managing us. So we're getting better at it, [but] we have a long way to go."
Leading rusher Alexander Robinson's action was limited in Iowa State's scrimmage on Saturday, but Paul Rhoads was pleased with running backs Beau Blankenship, James White and Jeff Woody's potential -- minus a few fumbles.
“I thought our young guys showed some potential,” Rhoads said. “We still had a couple of guys put the ball on the ground today and that is unacceptable. Ultimately, we have demonstrated that we are doing a lot things better so far this spring.”
Both the Cyclones and Huskers host their spring games on April 17.
The Bears' Robert Griffin is bugging his coach, Art Briles, to let him back into live action, but he's getting nowhere while progressing with his comeback from knee surgery.
"He's itching to try to go team," Briles said of Griffin, "but we're being intelligent and not letting him go. He's doing everything except the team activities. You can look around and see that there's not a scoreboard. So what we're doing is just working on getting better and understanding how to react as a team right now."
Offensive lineman Robert Griffin was scheduled to have shoulder surgery on Friday, but the Bears' offensive line -- or its size, at least -- has its quarterback impressed.
"I know I haven't been in college very long, but it's the biggest offensive line I've had, ever," said Robert Griffin the quarterback. "They're huge."