Scrap­pers

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - COLLEGE FOOTBALL -

Hardly a train­ing camp goes by with­out a lit­tle post-play push­ing, typ­i­cally be­tween play­ers in the trenches, and the Hogs camp is no ex­cep­tion. De­fen­sive cap­tain Kevin Richard­son said de­fen­sive end McTelvin Agim, of­fen­sive tackle Colton Jack­son and oth­ers got rowdy late last week.

“It’s foot­ball,” de­fen­sive line coach John Scott said. “You’ve got 18-, 19-year-olds out there com­pet­ing with pads and every­body wants to show how hard they’ve worked this summer and what they’ve done.

“You don’t mind that as a coach. You like to see that com­pet­i­tive na­ture come out.”

Se­nior cen­ter and of­fen­sive cap­tain Frank Rag­now was asked what his role is when a “skir­mish,” as Richard­son called it, breaks out.

“Oh, get in on it,” Rag­now said, smil­ing. “Fight­ing is good to a cer­tain ex­tent. It brings out the com­pe­ti­tion in the guys.

“It’s al­ways fun to kind of rough it up and com­pete like that. But ob­vi­ously there’s a line that needs to be drawn.”

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