Franklin, defense shine in Black and Gold game

The Maneater published this story on April 16, 2011

With the starting quarterback job up for grabs and the inexperience of the three candidates for the spot, there has been a special focus this spring on defense and the running game. That extra attention paid to the ground game and defense was on full display at this year’s Black and Gold Game.

“It’s always good to be a real good defensive team. Anytime you have a good quarterback and you run the ball the better it can be,” coach Gary Pinkel said. “I think a lot of times you have to see where you are at and where you are going. We have a lot of good players and both quarterbacks are very talented, so we just have to see what happens.”

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