Coach Paul Petrino knows exactly what he wants to see from his team in the first scrimmage of fall camp.
Were just looking for guys to come out and play hard, be aggressive, Petrino said after Fridays first fully-padded practice. We want to see who is being tough, being physical and giving great effort. I want to see effort grades that are really high.
Well run a lot of plays. Were game- planning it just like we were going against each other.
The Vandals also scrimmage Aug. 17 in preparation for their Aug. 31 opener at North Texas.
Around the Northwest
Coach Blaine Bennett (41-16 in his five seasons) has been fired at Division II Central Washington just days before fall camp. No reason was given. Assistant John Picha has been appointed interim coach.