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Exclusive Spring Football Update

The landscape for spring football was quiet... too quiet. So I decided to get an update on the goings-on this spring. Here's what I found out, directly from coach Coen.

LFN: Everyone wants to know how the QB position is shaping up. Is there any separation happening between the candidates?

Coach: It's been fairly competitive. We have only had a few nice weather days so it really hasn't been ideal conditions for QB's, but we are moving in the right direction. I believe all three are better then they were in the fall.

LFN: How is the "O" line shaping up?

Coach: The group is doing OK. This is a spot were we have had a few dings. I think we are learning, but we need to get better the last 5 practices.

LFN: How's the DB situation?

Coach: I have been pleased by this group. Corners are doing a nice job (John Kennedy, Jarard Cribbs, Femi Ajewole). Our safeties also (Quadir Carter, Brendan VanAckeren, Steve Santora, and Jesse Sanchez), a very solid group. John Veniero and R.J. Overton are freshmen who have also done good things.

LFN: Finally, have any kids stood out and impressed you in these first two weeks of camp?

Coach: I've been very happy with the effort from everyone. Defensively, LB Al Pierce has been very impressive as has DL John Warren. It's great to see these guys step up. Offensively, WR Craig Zurn has done a nice job as has Keith Schauder, a freshman OL who was medically redshirted last year.

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