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April 14, 2008 2:52 PM

Reviewing the offense

Posted by Bob Condotta

Offensive coordinator Tim Lappano gave us a quick review of the offense in the aftermath of Saturday's scrimmage, in which the defense seemed to make vast improvement from what we had seen a week earlier.

Lappano admitted it wasn't the best effort for the offense saying "we had a lot of young guys out there thinking, not able to to play as fast as they can play.''

In particular, he said the young receivers and running backs struggled, seemingly overloaded with the playbook.

"It got a little fast for a lot of those young kids Saturday,'' he said. "They are flooded right now.''

Here are a few other Lappano observations:

--- He said the running backs "have to understand it's okay to get two yards'' instead of trying to bounce it outside and losing yards. "We had three or four 2-3-yard losses that were blocked well enough up front,'' he said. "But that's youth..... They've got to understand the situation.''

--- Lappano said a high point was the play of the quarterbacks. He said Jake Locker made some reads in the option game that could have been better but that "he's throwing the ball well right now. ... Our quarterbacks threw the ball pretty accurately.'' He said it was the best day of the spring for Ronnie Fouch who said afterward he is getting adjusted to a change in his throwing motion.

--- He said again that WR D'Andre Goodwin had a good day and that he's becoming "a big-time playmaker.''

--- There didn't appear to be any throws to the tight end but Lappano said that was more a function of what the Huskies wanted to work on Saturday. "We're been wearing them out in practice,'' he said.

--- Lappano said a player having a good spring is walk-on redshirt freshman tight end Romeo Savant. "He's got a pretty bright future here down the road,'' Lappano said. He said he likes the play of Chris Izbicki, as well, but that he's got to get better running routes and getting separation.

--- Asked about the defense, Lappano said it's "more physical than I've seen it here in a while. The hitting last week and this week has been pretty good. ... They are pretty physical and some of the young guys have improved in the secondary.''

There is no press briefing with coach Tyrone Willingham today so at the moment, I may not have much else to pass along here today as I have to skip practice today. But if there is news that becomes available I will pass it along.

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