April 25, 2010
UC Head Coach Butch Jones
I thought our kids came out under the adverse conditions—I thought they handled it pretty well. You know, it's kind of a watered-down version of the spring game. I thought our kids handled the game situations. We'll go back and we'll evaluate. This is just another evaluation session and we'll see what guys we can win with in the fall.”
On performance of D.J. Woods....
“D.J. played exceptionally well. You know, he came up to me after the game and said,'Well coach, how'd I play?' D.J.'s been a model of consistency all spring. I thought that he had a good performance and I thought we blocked good on the perimeter for him on the bubbles as well.”
Will you let him throw the option pass during the regular season?
“Ssssh. You know we've had that with another players running it. That play is three-for-three now in spring football games.
On Woods and his yards after catch results....
“You know, I thought he did a good job of advancing the ball. We've talked about in our offense you've got to be able to catch and advance the ball and I thought he did a good job.”
On Collaros' accuracy....
“Zach, like I said, I thought the last week of spring practice he really clicked. He really got a great grasp of the offense and he looked a lot more comfortable. He looked a lot more comfortable in the pocket. His body position was much better than the first scrimmage. I thought that Zach continued to improve.”
What about the addition of Hazelton and Thompkins?
“Well, you know they bring so much. We're still waiting on the appeal with Kenbrell, but they're just another added dimension to our offense with D.J. in the slot and Marcus Barnett and obviously Armon Binns not participating in the spring game as well. As much as it adds depth, it adds competition each and every day and that's what we're looking for.”
On the first-team defense....
“I still wasn't pleased exceptionally well in terms of tackling. A lot of times, a lot of our mistakes occurred with the second defense and we've got to get that corrected. As you know, you're one step away. We'll go back and we'll look at things again.”