WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — To the naked eye, it was clear that the defense reigned supreme over the offense and special teams yesterday at Monmouth’s spring scrimmage, a precursor to next Saturday’s spring game.
In a game that was offense against defense, the defensive line was off the ball faster, making multiple “sacks” (the quarterbacks wore red jerseys), forcing an interception, and returning a fumble recovery for a touchdown. They also blocked numerous field goals.
But sometimes what seems obvious to one person is not so obvious to the head coach. And for Monmouth’s head coach Kevin Callahan, he was extremely pleased overall.
“I thought we had some really good work today,” Callahan said. “We did have a lot of young guys who were able to get a lot of reps. I think that’s a good thing. Spring football is all about development. I think that anytime you can get people a lot of reps on the field it can aid your development. We had a great effort from our team throughout spring practice, and with one week to go I kind of like where we’re at.”