Hubbard Intercepts Shovel Pass in Second Scrimmage of Spring Camp
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Cal Poly conducted the second of three football scrimmages during the 2012 Spring Camp on Saturday on the "I" Field.
The scrimmage was held in conjunction with a coaches clinic which attracted well over 100 football coaches for day-long instructional meetings and presentations by several coaches.
Highlighting the 40-play scrimmage was an interception of a shovel pass by community college transfer Alex Hubbard, one of three turnovers forced by the Mustang defense.
"I was really excited to see the progress of several of the younger players on the team," said fourth-year Mustang head coach Tim Walsh. "I was particularly pleased with the improvement of Chris Brown and Vince Moraga at quarterback and Kyle Zottneck on the offensive line.
"Defensively, the scrimmage gave the new guys up front an opportunity to play and make their mark as far as where they will fit in next year," Walsh added. "We also need to find out who the fifth and sixth guys will be at linebacker and several guys got that opportunity Saturday."
Final scrimmage of the 15-practice Spring Camp will be the annual Green and Gold Game presented by Meathead Movers, scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
With the 100-play scrimmage, Walsh is hoping to answer questions such as where younger players will fit in and what the identity and personality of the 2012 Cal Poly football team will be.
"Most importantly will be to see exactly where the younger players will fit in," said Walsh. "They will get a chance to make their mark with 35 to 45 plays for each one.
"We also need to establish an identity and a personality that this team will have when we compete for a Big Sky Conference championship in the fall," Walsh added.
The coaches clinic featured presentations by Lompoc High School head coach Andrew Jones, Stanford defensive assistant coach Tavita Pritchard, San Jose State wide receivers coach Terry Malley, Walsh and his assistant coaches.
A barbecue dinner and social followed the scrimmage.
The 2012 Football Alumni Spring Day on Saturday begins with Kids Zone and Tailgating at 11 a.m., followed by the Spring Game at 1 p.m. and the Home Team barbecue immediately following the game on the Richard O'Neill Green.
Admission to the Spring Game is free, but fans are asked to bring a monetary donation or non-perishable food item donation which will go to the local food bank.
For more information on the Kids Zone and Tailgating, call (805) 441-5157. For information on the Home Team, call Athletic Advancement at (805) 756-0277 or visit www.gopoly.com (click here). A flyer for the 2012 Spring Game and barbecue dinner can be found by clicking here.