Dave Clawson: We dropped 13 balls in the spring game

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It’s only 135 days until Bowling Green at Idaho.

Who isn’t fired up?

Today, Bowling Green wrapped up spring practice with a morning practice. Head coach Dave Clawson set up the spring schedule to allow for one practice following this past Saturday’s spring game.

After practice, Clawson recapped the spring game and spring practice in general.

Clawson was pleased with the defensive line on Saturday, explaining, “Defensively, I liked the way our defensive line played. We got the ball, created penetration, we rushed the passer. We were very disruptive and that had a lot to do with the defensive success. The only thing I didn’t like about the defense was that we gave up 4 big plays.”

“We dropped too many balls. We dropped 13 balls in the spring game. Whether it’s wind weather, we’re going to have to play games in those conditions. We have to be able to function better than that.” (Boy, don't you know offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Warren Ruggiero and wide outs coach Mark Carney were in a pleasant mood after that performance.)

Overall, “Offensive line has made progress, but isn’t where we need it to be. It’s no secret we need help on the offense line. That’s why we brought in three mid-year guys, but we needed some younger guys to step up.”

What’s next?

“This is where the leadership in your program has to take over. Teams that have good leadership get a lot done in these next three and a half months.”

After the trip to Moscow (Idaho), the Falcons will host Morgan State and Wyoming.