Romar Shows Off His Football Skills (So does Quincy and Venoy)
The team had individual workouts with the coaches today in the east gym of Bank of America Arena. Afterwards, Coach Romar showed off his football passing skills, throwing routes to Quincy Pondexter. At one point, Venoy Overton jumped onto the court to play some defense. True to form, Venoy played the only way he knows how -- all out.
On the first 'play,' Venoy shadowed Quincy and actually dove for the football to make an interception attempt! The quarterback (Romar) and receiver (Quincy) had a little miscommunication on the route giving Venoy an ample opportunity to make the play. Unfortunately -- dare I say -- Coach Romar underthrew the ball and not even a sprawling Overton could make the catch. Needless to say, Venoy's antics were entertaining and left the whole team in hysterics.
After practice, Coach Romar stopped by and gave a quick update on the workouts:
How do the guys look through the first couple of weeks of pre-season workouts?
Lorenzo Romar: "This group is very attentive, compliant and quick. They've shown that they're quick learners at this point. This group is pretty together. We're just laying the foundation of our philosophy right now and our guys are looking pretty good."
How do the freshmen look to you so far?
Romar: "They're quick learners as well. It helps that we have so many returners that we don't have to re-teach all over again. It's more of a review session for a lot of guys than it is something that is just brand new."
What do you want to see between now and the start of practice on Oct. 16?
Romar: "I'd like to see us go out and play a little bit like football. Football goes out and the coaches can't work with them (in the offseason), but yet by the time they have a spring game, they function well. I'd like us by the time we get out to practice, functioning in a full-court game."
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