The University of Louisville football team wrapped up fall camp on Saturday with a two-hour scrimmage on the field of L&N Stadium.
With about two weeks left from the season opener against Georgia Tech on Sept. 1, Brohm conducted its final scrimmage of the fall by putting his team certain competitive situations in hopes of solidifying some things before the team makes the trip to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the Atlantic Coast Conference opener. Louisville and Georgia Tech are meeting for only the third time.
“It was a good long scrimmage,” Brohm said. “It was something we needed. There were some good and some bad. There are things we have too clean up. We allowed some game-like situations and team settings. I think our guys played hard and got better as the day went on.”
Brohm said that quarterback Jack Plummer continues to be the leader of the offense, and thought his quarterback got better as Saturday’s scrimmage progressed. He made a couple of big throws down the field to his playmakers and continues to display the talent and arm strength that made Brohm select him as the opening day starter against the Yellow Jackets.
“We got off to a slow start today, but we were able to pick things up halfway through,” Brohm said. “It’s something we must learn and continue to get better. Jack’s strengths are that he can lead the team, direct the offense, and he’s very smart. When we have some penalties, he needs to be smart and not do too much. He must take what the defense gives him. For the most part, it was a good day , it was productive, and a lot to learn from as we move forward.”
By adding six offensive linemen, Brohm wanted to build a deep offensive line by having seven or eight offensive lineman this season. At least two of new offensive linemen should be on the starting offensive line when the Cards take the field on Sept. 1, and Brohm likes the depth of this group.
“I think we’ve added to the depth on the offensive line,” Brohm said. “We have three guys in Bryan Hudson, Michael Gonzalez and Renato Brown, who have played a lot of football. We have narrowed down on the starters, but we will have to look over the next couple of weeks at what our depth will look like as we move into the opener.”
With just 13 days before the opener, Brohm likes where his football team is after the first three weeks., especially with some of the playmakers on the offensive side of the football.
“We have playmakers on offense,” Brohm said. “We need to be consistent at what we do and be precise I what we have to continue to work on. The running game must be constant and we must be able to use our good running backs to take some pressure off the quarterbacks.”
The Cardinals are scheduled to begin classes on Monday morning and will return to practice at 4 p.m.
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