Spring Game Closes Out Positive Spring Season

Spring Game Closes Out Positive Spring Season

The Golden Eagles had a fun, light work out Thursday as they prepare for the spring game and the conclusion of the spring practice season on Saturday. Here are some notes and some things to watch in the spring game.

Here are a few news and notes from yesterday's practice, along with what I'll be monitoring closely at the spring game tomorrow.

The practice yesterday was the lightest of the spring, as it seemed the coaches used the practice as a bit of a wind down. There were some fun games being played at the end of practice, and the mood was generally light.

It's hard to say exactly who was practicing and who wasn't, considering it was a non-padded practice. There weren't many team drills, and when there were it was very light. Weeks still ran with the ones and Sloter with the twos. The defense still looked very sharp.

Chris Briggs didn't participate in the limited team drills, but still worked out in the individual drills. There doesn't seem to be anything serious going on, though. We'll see tomorrow if he participates in the spring game tomorrow.

That's pretty much it for practice. As I said, it was a light practice, so there really wasn't much to report on.

As for the spring game, here are a few things I'll be keeping a close eye on.

The obvious number one thing on the list is the quarterbacks, just like the rest of the spring. The game will be big for the position, especially when it comes to setting the tone heading into the summer and fall. I caught up with Ricky Lloyd after practice yesterday, and he expects to be back to full health in time for fall camp. There's no reason to think this won't be a three man race at that point.

The offensive line still has a lot of question marks. It was one of the biggest questions coming into the spring, and that hasn't changed. They struggled in the first two scrimmages, so we'll see if they have been able to make any improvements.

Watching the two big receivers, Briggs and Sullivan, go against the two starting corners, Wilson and Reed, will be a lot of fun. All four guys have looked good in the spring, so this will be a fun matchup to watch.

I'll also look forward to watching the inside guys, Sims (if he's able to go) and Fedora. Fedora has looked really good, and could be a good contributor in the future.

As for defensive linemen, two guys to watch are Rakeem Nunez-Roches on the first team, and Nic Bekkers on the second team. Roches has been a beast in the spring, and he looks like he will lead the defensive line moving forward. Bekkers has shown flashes coming off the edge and plays with a really high motor.

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