Day Two of Spring Football
PROVO, Utah - The BYU football team continued preparations for the 2012 season with its second day of spring football on Tuesday afternoon.
Players participated in a 21-period practice lasting two hours or so. The team again began with various position drills and did a few scrimmage sessions. Some of the sessions were spent in "skeleton" format with no offensive or defensive lineman participating. Later on, the Cougars went to a full 11-on-11 team scrimmage near the end of practice. After the scrimmage was over the defense continued for another 20 minutes or so doing some conditioning work.
Highlighting the 11-on-11 portion was quarterback Riley Nelson getting the offense to a 4th-and-1 play after a nine yard scamper. Nelson then found tight end Marcus Mathews for seven yards to pick up the first down. The drive fell short however a few plays later on an incomplete pass.
BYU won't practice on Wednesday but will pick up again with its third practice of the spring on Thursday afternoon.