UofL FOOTBALL | Petrino focused on growing Lamar Jackson's pocket presence

04/05/2016 03:04 PM

Lamar Jackson had a breakout freshman campaign for the University of Louisville Football team last season. He proved to the world exactly how athletic he is by breaking numerous program records. He holds the program record for most single game rushing yards by a quarterback, a mark he broke three separate times in 2015 including his 227 rushing yard performance in the Music City Bowl.

The Cards still have a couple more weeks of practice before the spring game on April 16. For Jackson, the focus in spring ball has been developing his presence in the pocket, forcing him to think throw before run, and work on his exchanges with U of L’s deep committee of running backs.

We brought in a former Cardinal quarterback to discuss just how important that exchange is, and he expects Jackson to make his biggest improvements this offseason.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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