August 16, 2009

Practice Notebook: First scrimmage in the books

Texas A&M's scrimmage started off with a bang Sunday at Kyle Field when sophomore running back Cyrus Gray took a counter off right tackle and raced 70 yards for what appeared to be a touchdown only to be called back to the seven-yard line where the official called Gray out of bounds. One play later, true freshman running back Christine Michael cut back from a sure five-yard loss and found a seam up the middle for the touchdown.

It was a sign of things to come as the first-team offense would dominate the second and third-team defense as the Aggies didn't go first-team versus first-team throughout the day. On the flip side of things, the first-team defense dominated the second and third-team offenses as well.

"Because we had a number of injuries we're blending teams quite a bit, and we do 1's vs. 1's everyday so we came out here and as coaches put together teams - the maroon team and the white team - and put them together that way," said A&M head coach Mike Sherman. "The maroon offense was going against more of the 2's than the 1's, but there was mixture in both groups."

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