Published Tue, Aug 14, 2012 5:16 pm Dateline
It was day 11 of fall camp for Ohio football and time for the boys to suit up in full pads to face off against each other for a team scrimmage.
While some of Ohio's projected starters for the upcoming season sat out of play for precautionary reasons, the scrimmage was a chance for younger players to show what they could do out on the field.
"I got a chance to work with the ones today and it gave me a good look and shows me that I have a lot to improve on but at the same time I feel like as far as physical ability, I am ready for them," freshmen running back Daz'mond Patterson said. "I feel like I can be out there on the field with them."
Ohio starting quarterback Tyler Tettleton did take some snaps, but not very many. The scrimmage was a chance for coaches to see the back-ups at work with red-shirt freshman Derrius Vick, freshmen Greg Windham and JD Spraque under center for most of the game.
Vick led the offense to a touchdown after a deep pass down the center to wide receiver Matt Waters helped set up the scoring run by Brian Palermo.
After a year under his belt, Vick feels more at ease in Ohio's system.
"[I've] just made strides," Vick said. "I came in last year just hoping just to complete the ball and this year I have a lot more grasp on the offense and make plays when I need to."