Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Scott stands out at Shrine Game practice
By Kevin Gemmell
Arizona's Matt Scott has looked pretty good so far in preparation for the East-West Shrine game, writes Steve Muench of Scouts Inc .
The former Wildcats quarterback -- one of the premier playmakers in the Pac-12 this past season operating Rich Rodriguez's offense -- stood out among the quarterbacks representing the West team.
Arizona QB Mat Scott showed some interesting flashes, with a quick release and the ability to get the ball out in a hurry. Scott does need to learn to control the pace of his underneath throws, though, and his ball placement was off early on.
Scott forced receivers to make some tough catches, but to his credit he took coaching well midway through the session and did a better job keeping the ball up from that point on.
Scott, who started 12 games for the Wildcats in 2012, led the Pac-12 in passing average per game with 301.7 yards per to go with 27 touchdowns, 14 interceptions and a 60 percent completion percentage. He totaled 3,620 yards, which was second only to UCLA's Brett Hundley -- who played two more games than Scott.
It is an Insider piece, so ESPN law prohibits me from sharing all of the mind-blowing revelations of the story. Those with super-cool "IN" badges next to their name are welcome to check it out. There's also some practice notes about Arizona wide receiver Dan Buckner and UCLA tight end Joseph Fauria.