August 13, 2007

Five Who Shined: Scrimmage Edition

After watching Saturday night's scrimmage from the sideline it would be easy to pick out 10 or 12 players who shined. The defense looked faster than last season, and the offensive skill positions are absolutely loaded with talent.

That said, here are five guys who Howie thought stood out the most during Saturday's scrimmage.

1. Trent Guy - The tiny wide receiver was solidly among the top four receivers in the scrimmage. Guy broke an 80-yard touchdown run early in the scrimmage, flashing the brilliant speed that makes him so tough to check for a defensive back. He out-ran speedster Johnny Patrick to the end zone. Later in the scrimmage, Guy scored again by slipping past a cornerback who was tied up with an offensive lineman. Guy seemingly has a nose for the end zone, and his speed could be a big-time weapon this fall. Currently, the Cards have a set top-two receivers in Harry Douglas and Mario Urrutia, then a likely third in JaJuan Spillman and then Guy, Scott Long, Pat Carter and Chris Vaughn are battling for the next spot.

2. Woodny Turenne - It's possible to say that Turenne stole the show on defense. He showed the ability to stick with Louisville's top wide receivers, and he also stuck his nose into some tackles as well. The best example of Woodny's ability was when he got juked on a pass-route near the goal line by Mario Urrutia. Turenne quickly recognized the mistake, planted and switched directions, then sprinted to catch up with Urrutia. He leaped and batted down a pass that would have been an easy touchdown for the offense. I would be surprised if Turenne didn't start this fall. We decided Woodny should be labelled "Most Likely to Make a Pick Six."

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