|Vandals gear up for scrimmage #3|
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Vandals head into football scrimmage No. 3 Saturday morning at 10 at the Kibbie Dome and coach Paul Petrino is looking for more improvement still.
“Each day we’ve improved on a few things here and there,” he said. “I would like to see some big improvement overall on both sides of the ball – just everybody continue to show toughness and keep improving on being grinders and going hard every day.”
Notably so far this spring are running backs Kris Olugbode and Jerrel Brown – both junior college transfers, and the linebacker corps that was depleted but is filling with an infusion of transfers in the form of Eric Tuipulotu, Marc Millan and Juan Martinez.
“We’ve really improved on running the ball,” Petrino said. “I feel real good about that.
“I thought the defense flew around real well last Saturday. I hope they do again this Saturday.”
Petrino had praise for the defensive line as well and noted progress throughout the ranks elsewhere.
“They’re getting better each day,” he said. “The biggest thing that we need to do is that by the end of spring ball they understand their assignments – then we can pay more attention to the details of the assignments and the fundamentals of their assignments.”
Spring drills conclude next week with practices at 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and the spring game at 6 p.m. Friday.