Aug. 11, 2007
Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF football team went through its longest scrimmage session of fall camp on Saturday as the Knights closed out the practice with nearly 40 minutes of game-type situations. The team also spent a good portion of time working on punt blocking after opening the workout with its customary individual drills.
Head Coach George O'Leary was pleased for the most part with what he saw from the team during the scrimmage situations. "We got a lot of installation in offensively, obviously that is usually the last part to come along," O'Leary said. "The defense is ahead of the offense as far as execution is concerned. But, I saw some good things out there.
"We got a chance to look at a bunch of kids and probably went through a game's worth of scrimmage plays out there. We'll make some adjustments. We have some installation to get in next week, but we have a week and a half before we have to get ready for NC State. Right now, it is a matter of solidifying the two-deep."
The defensive secondary came up with several big plays during the scrimmage, including an interception return for a touchdown by junior Joe Burnett. The defense also forced two fumbles and was able to recover one of those.
On offense, running backs Kevin Smith and Shane Smith put together some nice runs and freshman Khymest Williams came up with a nice diving catch on the sidelines.
The Knights will resume practice on Sunday with practice scheduled to start at 3:20 p.m.
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