Defense Shines At Spring Scrimmage


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:17 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Mar 26, 2011 2:4 PM CDT

Bobby Lewis
Oklahoma Sports Reporter

TULSA, Oklahoma – The Golden Hurricaneended its spring workout with a scrimmage that lasted around 45 minutes Saturday. The Tulsa offense scored on two G.J. Kinne-led drives, but was stifled for most of the late morning practice by the very active defensive unit.

“Yeah they looked good. Given that we only have about 1/100th of our offense in and they’ve been seeing the same plays for about four days,” joked Kinne. “we’ll get them next Saturday.”

Tulsa took last week off for spring break. The team will continue to work out in preparation of its April 15th spring game. The defense got the upper hand today, but the players have traded highs and lows throughout workouts.

“I thought Curnelius Arnickhad a great day on defense,” said head coach Bill Blankenship. “I really like way our guys were flying around.”

Backup quarterback Kalen Henderson, who took a redshirt last season, was very sharp on his deep passes. He dropped in a few long balls to Freeman Kelleyin the scrimmage.

New offensive coordinator Greg Peterson said he was impressed with running back Trey Watts, receiverDamaris Johnsonand Kinne.

Tulsa’s first game of the season is September 3rd on the road against the Oklahoma Sooners.