South Carolina State completed the third week of spring football with its second scrimmage Saturday at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium.
The scrimmage was cut short due to bad weather and thunderstorms in the area. The Bulldogs, however, managed to get in about 60 plays over an hour and 15 minutes.
“With the weather being a factor, we didn’t get as much done as we wanted to today,” S.C. State head coach Buddy Pough said. “We still have a long way to go if we are going to be a good football team, but I do see signs of improvement in some areas.”
Pough praised the depth the Bulldogs bring back at the running back slot with Labron Morris, Datron James and Jarius Jenkins, but also talked about newcomer Jacory Benson.
"These guys have chance to be really special and can help us down the road,” Pough said. “To be able to move the football against our defense -- and we have a really good defensive front with Paul McKiever, Shaquille Crouch, Tyrell Goodwin and Bruce Johnson -- is a sign we are headed in the right direction.”
“It’s still some areas that concern me like the offensive line is showing some signs of improvement, but we have to get a little better with the linebacker corps,” Pough said. “Again we just have to keep working at it and I believe we have the right people (coaches) in place to get our players ready to play.”
The Bulldogs will take a couple days off before returning to the field Tuesday morning at 6 a.m., Pough said.
The spring season will culminate with the annual Garnet and Blue spring game on April 14. The contest kicks off at 1 p.m. at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium and admission is free.
Prior to the game, on Friday, April 13, the South Carolina State class of 1975 will host its annual Lift-A-Bulldog Oyster Roast Fundraiser on the campus of S.C. State. More details about the event will announced.