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2008 Spring Practice-Day 8

OHIOBOBCATS.COM Head Coach Frank Solich
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Head Coach Frank Solich
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April 14, 2008

Head Coach Frank Solich

On Saturday's scrimmage:

There were some individual performances that really stuck out. Theo Scott played very well during the scrimmage and stepped up his game a great deal. There's going to be healthy competition at that position. We're a ways away from being where we want to be team-wise in terms of putting it all together, but all in all, I like the attitude of the team and the effort that they've given.

 

On the intensity during Monday's practice:

They're competing for positions right now and they're working hard to be the No. 1 guy. Sometimes that brings out the best in them, sometimes that brings out the worst in them. It's a matter of getting yourself under control all the time and having the ability to focus after every play. You can't let the previous play affect what you'll be doing the next play. We need to make sure our players understand that and are continually moving toward that.

 

On the quarterback position:

Theo got a fair amount of playing time and that gave him the ability to come into spring with a lot of confidence. That confidence is showing now. The other quarterbacks are still in the running. It's still going to be an open deal through spring and probably early fall. That said, I thought Theo got off to an excellent start and I hope he keeps playing like he has been and I know we'll continue to get improved play from the other guys who are just learning the system.

 

Kicker Barrett Way

On getting a shot at the placekicking position:

I'm ready to step in. When I was looking at possible schools, I noticed that Ohio was one that had a senior who was graduating and I thought there would be an opportunity for me to step in.

 

On transferring from VMI:

Obviously, it's a little different environment coming from a military school. When I was at VMI, I jumped right in during my freshman year, so sitting out last year was a bit of a different experience.

 

On why he chose VMI:

That was the place that really recruited me out of high school. I committed there and going to a military school was a great experience.

 

On what he learned from Michael Braunstein:

Mike worked with me on my steps. He's a short guy that was really able to get a lot of power behind the ball. I'm not really a tall guy either so it was really nice working with him.