The University of Utah football team held it's first scrimmage of the spring Saturday and Ute head coach Ron McBride was pleased with the outcome. "I thought we had good give and take on both sides of the ball out there today," said McBride. The offense was good when it should have been and the defense was good when it needed to be."
The Ute coach had high praise for the offensive performance."I thought we looked better offensively today than at any time last year," said McBride. Quarterbacks Frank Dolce and Mike Richmond both showed well in the scrimmage as they each hit on long scoring passes. "I thought both quarterbacks did good things today," said McBride." Dolce hit wide receiver Bryan Rowley and slotback Sean Hutson for long gainers while Richmond hooked up with Rowley and newcomer Royal Wilbon for scoring strikes. The offense also moved the ball on the ground and sophomore Charlie Brown broke a 65-yard run for a touchdown.
The defense also made some big plays as linebacker Anthony Davis and defensive back Reggie Alston both intercepted passes. Alston, a junior college transfer from Northwest Community College, intercepted two passes in the scrimmage. McBride was also pleased with the play of linebacker Daren Castain.
"I though our intensity was good today and I liked the way we got after each other," explained the Ute coach. "I was pleased with the play of the offensive line and we learned that we can move the ball on offense."