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Making The Rounds: BYU Cougars And Their Opponents


Inside linebackers need some workRiley Nelson keeping the quarterback race interesting.

Florida State

After the second spring scrimmage the Seminoles still have work to do:

"It was an improvement on last week," Ponder said of the scrimmage. "I think we definitely improved."

Fisher concurred, though he still sees plenty room for improvement before the Seminoles hit the field inside the stadium next week.  "I thought the defense made a lot of improvements today," Fisher said. "I saw a pass rush, some pressure, making plays in space. Greg Reid had a phenomenal day making plays in the secondary...

"Offensively, I thought we had some holds and things that hurt some drives. We overcame them."

Utah State

An overall look at Aggie spring football. Aggies have added Kyler Fackrell to the team, a 6-foot-5 linebacker from Arizona.


Their defense is showing drastic improvements:

"I’m pleased about how hard they worked in terms of their effort," Buh said. "We really emphasized their effort to the football, their leverage on the ball, their play entry on the ball and their tackling. And I felt like we got really good at those things in particular. When we do that, we give ourselves a chance of not letting the big play happen and that’s basically what I wanted to improve on."


Offensive line looking for big things this fall if they stay healthy:

"It was a broken fibula but it also got all the ankle ligaments,'' he said. "That's what's taken longer than I thought. They said 'oh, you got a broken bone, that's six weeks.' But then they told me there was ankle ligament damage and everything else. They had to put screws to immobilize my ankle, then they took those out before Christmas break, so it was a lot more than I expected."

Notes and quotes from spring practice:

Locker's goal for the spring?: "Probably the same thing I've told you guys the last four years --- just trying to improve on my accuracy. I feel like I have a pretty good understanding of this offense now and what we are trying to do --- when I make a decision, go to go in with confidence and make the right throw every time. It's the little things --- when a ball is a little high but it's catchable get it down a little bit and it will be easier (to catch) for a touchdown. It's little things like that I need to improve on.'