Fall Camp Focus: Scott Inskeep

Fall Camp Focus: Scott Inskeep

In the off-season, the league's coaches voted left guard Scott Inskeep as a member of the preseason first team All-Conference USA. Inskeep talks with InsideRunnerSports about his preparation for the 2013 season.

Scott Inskeep has been a staple on the offensive line for the past two seasons. Having played in all of UTSA's 22 games, Inkseep has used this fall camp to prepare for another season.

"The first game is always a little tough," said Inskeep. "But I feel good, I'm ready to go I'm ready to play. I can't wait for those Saturdays."

Earlier in the fall practices, Inskeep battled some minor injuries that kept him sidelined for a few practices, but it was nothing serious.

"Coming into camp, this is the best you're going to feel all year," said Inskeep. "You just have to learn to play through pain. I feel good. I'm ready to go."

In his career at UTSA, Inskeep has started 21 of the 22 games he's played. Even though he is experienced, he still continues to work. In fact, in a recent scrimmage Inskeep felt he should have played better.

"I had a few things luckily it was a scrimmage, not a game," Inskeep said of the scrimmage held earlier this week. "I can look at film and correct those things. It little things, like steps, stuff I know I should have done better."

As one of the leaders of the offensive line, Inskeep has seen the development of some of the younger players grow during this fall camp.

"The 1's are coming together and doing good," said Inskeep. "Surprisingly the 2's are stepping up. Some of the 2's can easily role in with the 1's. They're taking coaching really well, they're ready to go."

Depth along the offensive line has been one of the storylines this fall. Beyond the expected starters, there are younger players in back up roles. Having younger players available is one option, but having versatile players like Inskeep give offensive line coach Jim Marshall options.

"If someone needs to go in with somebody else, we're ready to rotate," said Inskeep.

Marshall is an old-school type of a coach who has done a fantastic job building the UTSA offensive line into what it is. In 2012, the offensive line only allowed seven sacks, which was the second lowest in the nation.

"He really is a hard-nosed coach," Inskeep said of Marshall. "You just have to have tough skin. He says things because he loves you. He's not trying to run you off the team. You just have to learn. Sometimes when you make the same mistake over and over again, you just need that in your ear to help correct it."

As far as Inskeep, he makes his goals for 2013 are crystal clear.

"Every game my personal goal is to not get beat and do my assignment, to do the best I can every time. That could be taking a step 2 inches more or other little things. I'm just looking to capitalize," said Inskeep.

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