Editor's note: This post started as a thread in the forum, but I bumped it up. StLHokie, mikey4vt, and tonkaberlin were at the scrimmage, and left a ton of excellent information below. Credit to them, and anyone else who posts after them. If you were at the scrimmage, we want to hear from you in the comments!
The Frankinator continued to praise Holmes, who has all but locked up the starting running back job coming out of spring. "He's learning, but when he gets out there, he's running away from people. People can't catch him. He's a big body. He runs with power. I thought he could cut it loose a little more at the line of scrimmage, but overall, I think you've got to be impressed with Michael Holmes."
Right before the start of spring ball Stinespring said of Randall Dunn, "We would like to get Randall Dunn in a position where he will help us every down, that he will be a catalyst in our offense." Those are great intentions that must be followed through on. Dunn could be a difference maker, cause all sorts of matchup problems, and needs the opportunity to contribute to this offense. With and inexperienced receiving core, this is the year we need to get the tight ends more involved in the passing game.
Dyrell has been "fighting through a hamstring". Yo Football Gods, hasn't the STRAIGHTBURNER been through enough injuries?
We all know Beamer is a leg man, and Ethan Keyserling showed off his stuff.
Keyserling made a 44-yard FG and missed from 32 yards while showing off a powerful leg Saturday. "He's really come along," coach Frank Beamer said. "I'd say he's probably the leading contender for kickoff guy right now. I think he's probably got the strongest leg overall of anybody out there."
As for the rest of the kickers, Branthover had a decent morning and Goulding was consistent.
Ethan Keyserling and Michael Branthover averaged 44.6 yards on five punts. Best effort of the spring for those two. Conor Goulding 3-3 on FG— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) April 14, 2012
Here are the full stats courtesy of Andy Bitter.
- Rushing — Holmes 8-89, TD (60), Scales 4-17, Coleman 14-16, Daniel Dyer 2-12, Dyrell Roberts 1-5.
- Passing — Thomas 9-23-2 91 yards, 4 TDs (18, 23, 8, 1), Gresh 7-16-1 31 yards, 1 TD (8).
- Receiving — C. Fuller 4-34, 3 TDs (18, 8, 1), Dunn 2-31, 2 TD (23, 18), Roberts 2-15, Willie Byrn 2-14, Ryan Malleck 1-17, Justus Hoffman 1-6, Riley Beiro 1-5, Coleman 1-2.
- Punting — Keyserling 2-90, Branthover 3-133.
- Field goals — Goulding 3-3 (made 42, 27, 25), Keyserling 1-2 (missed 32, made 44), Branthover 0-1 (missed 49).
- Tackles — Williams 6, Bonner 6, J.R Collins 6, Jack Tyler 5, Exum 4, Donaldven Manning 4, Ronny Vandyke 4, Harley 4, Boye Aromire 3, Josh Trimble 3, Derrick Hopkins 3, Cole 2, Theron Norman 2, Alonzo Tweedy 2, Tyrel Wilson 2, Luther Maddy 2, James Gayle 2, Nick Dew 1, Jarrett 1, Derek DiNardo 1, Brian Laiti 1, Dadi Nicolas 1, Justin Taylor 1.
- TFLs — Williams 3.5, Harley 2.5, Collins 2, Gayle 2, Tyler 1.5, Exum 1, Bonner 1, Norman 1, Tweedy 1, Vandyke 1, Maddy 1, D. Hopkins 1, Manning .5.
- Sacks — Harley 2, Williams, Collins, Tyler, D. Hopkins, Gayle.
- Interceptions — Jarrett, Exum, Caver.
- Fumble recovery — Dinardo.