College Football: Practice Notes (8-6-12)

One practice down, 24 more to go for the Texas State Bobcats as they prepare for the season opener against the Houston Cougars.

Texas State held its first official practice as members of the Football Bowl Subdivision on Monday. The Bobcats joined the Western Athletic Conference as of July 1 and will play a full FBS schedule beginning Sept. 1.

Here are some tidbits from Monday’s practice…

  • Head coach Dennis Franchione wasn’t too pleased with how the quarterbacks looked passing the ball. He said the quarterbacks “…weren’t real sharp throwing the ball…” but mentioned how it could be overlooked since it was the first true day of practice.
  • Franchione mentioned junior quarterback Duke DeLancellotti could see time at wide receiver if he doesn’t mix in at quarterback. “He can run 4.5 [in the 40-yard dash], so you think about that and he can’t redshirt. … You try to think about how you can utilize him some.”
  • It’s amazing what a few good recruits can do to bulk up a team. While they are just true freshman, Adrian Bellard (6-5, 310), Matt Gray (6-6, 300) and Felix Romero (6-4, 297) look like men amongst boys.
  • Texas State will replace the current advertisements with ribbon boards in the next week. An existing ribbon board on the End Zone Complex will still be used as a scoreboard for the upcoming season.

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