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Carroll Spring Scrimmage a Success for QB Competitors

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It felt more like a Winter Classic than a Spring scrimmage, but the Carroll Saints played a good hour and a half of full contact football for the first time in 2014.

Many things on notice for the Saints new look football team, most notably, three guys who looked comfortable running head coach Mike Van Diest's offense.

Of the three quarterbacks competing for a starting spot, only red shirt freshman J.T. Linder threw a touchdown pass, a nice over the shoulder throw to Elvis Coyne, but all of them found ways to move the ball down the field, on screen throws, and with their feet.

A couple negatives displayed by the Saints offense were the receivers being unable to haul in passes and hang on to them, along with ball control issues for both running backs and receivers resulting in fumbles.

On the defensive side, the Saints look solid. Several hits from the Saints D drew noise from the crowd. It looks like this defense is going to be an attacking one for coach Van Diest this season.

Following the game, this is what coach Van Diest had to say about his quarterbacks:

"Well I really liked what all of the quarterbacks did, especially the older guys. I thought Roche and Linder did a good job taking the offense in drive situations. We had some dropped passes and fumbles that stopped drives but I think they kept their composure, I thought they did a great job. Certainly out here at a scrimmage we're going to blow the whistle quick, but they did a good job of scrambling and not having happy feet but keeping drives alive."

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