April 7, 2008

Scrimmage Insider: D'Vo goes 'live'

Scrimmage wrap (By Gene Williams, Warchant.com)

Offensive overview

With his unit continuing to show steady progress throughout the spring, Jimbo Fisher has been uncharacteristically pleased the past couple weeks. After getting off to a slow start early in spring practice, the offense has shown marked improvement with each scrimmage and that trend continued on Monday.

In just a half scrimmage, the Seminole offense racked up approximately 300 total yards, had four touchdowns (one in red-zone situational drills), and didn't commit a single turnover. Furthermore, both quarterbacks completed over 50 percent of their attempts and the running game was fairly effective.

After a short situational series with the offense backed up on its own 1-yard line, a few downs were dedicated to short yardage situations where the offense converted on three-of-six tries. But the offense really got rolling during the regular portion of the scrimmage.

On the fourth play of the team portion of the scrimmage with the offense starting from its own 35-yard line, Preston Parker, who has missed most of spring practice with a groin injury, showed why he is the most dangerous weapon on the team. The elusive wideout reeled in a short pass from Christian Ponder and proceeded to make several defenders look foolish in the open field en route to a 49-yard pickup.

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