Last season, Texas State was forced to scramble with its tight ends last season.
The Bobcats struggled to find a good pass-catching tight end and regulated John Gilley and John Ford to blocking roles. Even though they helped pave the way for a solid trio of running backs (Karrington Bush, Alvin Canady and Stan Zwinggi), they were underutilitzed.
“We also have some athletic tight ends now,” Texas State quarterback Bradley George said. “Don’t get me wrong, (John) Gilley was a hell of a blocker, but he wasn’t the fleetest-of-foot guy. He was about 275 and could run someone over, but we have some athletes now and it helps.”
Texas State promises to use its tight ends in a bigger role this season.
The Bobcats have Andrew Brooks back from injury (ACL) and Kyle Anderson fully comfortable in his role, as opposed to last season. Anderson was heavily recruited as a tight end out of high school. Also, with the addition of Woody McClendon, the position has a log jam, but will be cleared before the season begins Sept. 5.