After first scrimmage, Cougar O-line a huge concern

by | Aug. 17, 2009

Saints & Sports

How good is BYU's offensive line without five returning starters?

Well, Bronco Mendenhall called it a "work in progress" after Saturday's soggy scrimmage at LaVell Edwards Stadium. That was the day after he learned starting guard Jason Speredon was lost for the season with a shoulder injury and two days after his most experienced tackle, Matt Reynolds, had surgery on his broken left hand.

The line bucked, jumped, short-circuited and had enough flags for a parade.

Max Hall worked without star tight end Dennis Pitta and running back Harvey Unga — held out for protection.

After rain poured down on the squad in warmups, the offense never dried out for showtime.

"It's going to take every bit of work we have right up to the first game to get it right," said Mendenhall.

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