Here are some other notes that didn't make the video...
J.D. Brookhart told me he wants to use six to eight receivers in his rotation. Crazy!
Devoe Torrence got about five touches during the scrimmage drills. You can tell he has the skills to break a long run, but the defense was in proper position. Torrence probably won't lose yardage on many plays. He will wear No. 4.
Gary Pride got a lot of touches. Watch out for this guy. Brookhart just needs to find a way to use him.
Chris Jacquemain threw two interceptions -- both to
Brandon Anderson. One of the interceptions is on the last part of the video.
The quarterbacks didn't play well according to my untrained eye. Brookhart said some bad routes that led to mistakes, too. In fairness, Jacquemain looked crisp in spurts.
Matt Rodgers was so-so.
Larry Dawson of Akron North High School is on the
updated roster. I meant to ask about him, but I forgot. Last I heard, he was choosing between Akron and Bowling Green, but he did not commit on Signing Day.
Dale Martin came to Akron because one of the Zips coaches had a good relationship with Martin's high school coach. Also, Martin heard that his former high school teammate,
Ryan Bain, was having a good experience as a transfer.
Dennis Kennedy ran hard today. He plowed through the defense once in a way that made
Dan Kadar and I think back to the glory days of 2006, when Kennedy was All-MAC caliber.
Speaking of Kadar, special thanks go out to him for filming the clip and coming up with the idea. We plan to do that a few more times before the season begins.