Thoughts from today’s spring game

* Well, it most certainly looked like a different offense today at the Rose Bowl. From the get-go, the offense took it to the admittedly thin defense, striking deep on a number of throws.

* The quarterbacks were, for the most part, good to very good on Saturday. Richard Brehaut had four pretty touchdown passes and Brett Hundley had a nice deep touchdown pass and a long run. Kevin Prince was also good, adding a nice touchdown throw, but Brehaut and Hundley kind of stole the day.

* Perhaps the biggest actual “news” out of the day was the revelation that Brehaut would be remaining with the football team and forgoing the rest of the baseball season. It’s a big move for him, as he’s going all in on football.

* Have to be impressed by Jerry Johnson and the rest of the receiver corps. Johnson had a number of fantastic plays, Devin Lucien made a couple nice grabs, and Noel Mazzone specifically lauded Shaq Evans after the scrimmage.

* Walk-on Tyler Scott, though, had the best day of all. Scott had two beautiful touchdown catches and a third that was called back because of off-setting penalties.

* Steven Manfro. Not much to say about him other than he’s just kind of an unbelievable story. Had an 80-yard kickoff return today – but a blown backflip that was pretty hilarious – and a number of silky catches and runs.

* The defensive line was a bit Jekyl and Hyde, alternating great push with bad push back. Datone Jones and Cassius Marsh looked stout, and Donovan Carter had a good sack, but overall, not what you’d want up front.

* I got a ton of videos that I’ll post over the next several days.

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  • bruin_jim

    Thanks for the info. Looking forward to the video (since I wasn’t able to go). How did the running backs look?

  • BruinRogue

    Good to hear about Brehaut. Though it’s hard to tell.

  • MPP Bruin

    Brehaut looked very good throwing the ball. His deep balls were such a sight for sore eyes at UCLA.

    Hundley’s ability to escape pressure really opened my eyes. This might be a critical attribute if we expect the offensive line to be shaky.

  • Ley

    Tyler Scott, Nice to see depth at the receiver position and Manfro looks quick!!!

  • MichaelRyerson

    Good story Jon. Great news about Datone Jones…oh wait.

  • How about that stiff-arm that Lucien put on Marcus Rios? that was freaking awesome!!


    A very bad sign when the offense looks that much better than the defense in the spring game, even if there isnt much depth on that side of the ball. The defense has been practicing against this offense all spring.

  • Frank Lee

    Don’t get your hopes up losers.
    This is SC’s town.