BY JEREMY SCHILLING
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Spring football scrimmages are an interesting occurrence – kind of like NFL preseason games in a sense. You’ve got new faces in new places and fans yearning to see how they might gel, yet at the same time you’ve also got tons of guys being held out for various medical reasons, mostly precautionary.
Monmouth football had both of those things happen last Saturday at their first of two summer scrimmages. They‘ve got a, by now, well-documented, wide-open quarterback competition that’s made up of four men who have thrown zero passes in a real game. The upside: lots of interest for fans. The downside: three of their biggest targets were all out with injury – receivers Neal Sterling and Lamar Davenport and tight end Mike McLafferty.