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Griz Scout Team Players Important to Squads Success

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Many freshman on college football teams across the country come in to the programs used to being the top dogs, and often times in their first year, they redshirt, meaning they practice with the team, but aren't able to play, except during practice as scout team players,.which can be a bit of an adjustment.

"It's definitely tough going from playing in games, and being one of the main guys on your team, to coming into the bottom of the chain, but everyone has to pay their dues, and I think it's just a good way to help the team playing scouts, and I think it will pay off," says Griz freshman linebacker Tucker Schye.

"I was told a lot coming into this it's going to be tough, you're not going to be able to compete at all.  And it has, but it's also great being a part of this team, getting these guys ready.  I take pride in the fact that when the defense does well, I think that's a little bit of what I've done." says Griz freshman quarterback Makena Simis.

But for as difficult as it may be in the short-term, there are benefits long-term.

"I think it's huge especially because we're going against the first team defense, and I think that's one of the biggest thing, and running all these different offenses, you're getting new skills that will come into play throughout your career, and I think both of those are huge things," says Simis.

And on Wednesday, before most players left for home to celebrate thanksgiving, the scout team were the stars, scrimmaging offense against defense, with the starters cheering on from the sideline.

"It was fun, everyone was watching us for once, and it's about the scout team guys, and the non-dress guys, and it's been awhile since it's been like that, so it's fun," says Simis.

"I think it went pretty well for our defense, we ended on a pick-six, it was a pretty good play, I think we won," chuckles Schye.

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