With the midway point of spring football passing this week, Sacramento State head coach Marshall Sperbeck sat down to discus how things have gone through the first two weeks of spring ball. The team will conduct its second of three scrimmages on Saturday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. on the practice field.
Q: What have been your overall impressions thus far?
A: I think its been good. We have done a lot of work and been able to get the new guys quite a few reps.
Q: After reviewing the film from last Saturday’s opening scrimmage, what were your thoughts?
A: I don’t put too much stock into whether the offense or defense played better. Our goal is that each player is progressing day-to-day. The competition lies within each individual and whether or not they are willing to make themselves better.
We already know what the returning starters can do. The scrimmages are a chance for JC players and freshmen to show what they can offer.
Q: Are you planning on doing anything different with this Saturday’s scrimmage?
A: We are probably going to run 60-65 plays and put the team in different situations, very similar to what we did last week.
Q: Talk about how you guys come up with the decisions to move players to new positions?
A: As a staff, we look at the roster and try to find a way to get our best 22 players onto the field. Sometimes that requires players to move positions or even switch sides of the ball. All of the coaches are involved in making the decision.
A: He’s looking good. We are going to hold him out of all contact for the remainder of the spring because that is what is best for him.
Q: What are your goals for the remaining week?
A: We don’t have a lot left to install. You hope that you can use the last few practices to get better and see what works and what doesn’t.