March 6, 2007

UT spring football report (3/6)

Mack pleased with spring's first scrimmage

Two days after the Texas Longhorns went through the first full contact scrimmage of the spring, Texas head coach Mack Brown reported that he was quite pleased with the progress that players from both sides of the ball are making thus far.

"We went back and evaluated the scrimmage on Saturday, and we really like what we saw," Brown said. "We had probably the most physical Wednesday, Friday and Saturday practices we've had since we have been here. For three days in a row, we hit inside and we tackled, and the guys did really well."

One point Brown made sure to make is that through the first one-third of the spring, most of the standout performers have been players that the Longhorn fan base will already be quite familiar with.

"If we started talking who is doing what they are supposed to do and who we are excited about, they would be the guys you know," Brown remarked. "We don't need to say that Jamaal (Charles) is doing really well and Colt (McCoy) looks good and Jermichael (Finley) is catching the ball and the receivers are good, Derek Lokey and Roy Miller are doing a good job.

With the usual suspects turning in the type of performances that were expected at the beginning of camp, the Longhorn coaching staff is now in a position where it can focus on the areas where the most intense amount of competition for playing time is taking place, specifically along the offensive line and the back seven on defense.

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