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.”