Former Texas State defensive end Jamie Clavell-Head participates in the three-cone drill during Wednesday’s Pro Day as scouts from the Jaguars and Redskins watch closely (Photo by Joe Vozzelli).
Every Pro Day, there’s that one surprise player who seemingly comes out of nowhere.
In Texas State’s Pro Day Wednesday afternoon inside Bobcat Stadium, that player was Jamie Clavell-Head. The 6-foot-3 inch defensive end joined 13 other former Bobcats, who worked out for NFL scouts. Clavell-Head impressed the scouts so much that they wanted to see more. In those position-based drills, the defensive end showed off his side-to-side movement and quickness around the edge of the line.
Texas State freshman Dylan Bein pitched well in relief (Photo by Sarah Smith).
A questionable call, a slow start and a strong arm cut Texas State down Tuesday night.
You can read about all three in our game story. This post will serve as a deeper look at the loss.
As practice wound down, Germod Williams capped a day ruled by the defense.
Williams intercepted a pass across the middle of the field and waited as a few of his teammates jumped on his back to celebrate another big defensive play during Monday’s spring practice inside Bobcat Stadium.
Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione made one thing clear to his team during Saturday’s practice: It’s not enough to break off one big play.
C.J. Best learned that quickly. After the junior slot receiver scampered for a 40-yard run into the end zone on an option pitch from quarterback Tyler Jones during a 15-minute scrimmage, Best had a momentary lapse in concentration a few plays later.
Texas State knew today was the first day it would wear full pads this season.
In the third day of spring camp, the Bobcats began tackling drills and looked to polish the rust from an offseason filled with workouts in the form of lifting and running.
Texas State head coach Danny Kaspar draws up a play during a timeout this past season. The Bobcats went 8-23 in 2013-14 (Photo by Gerald Castillo).
Less than two weeks after he saw his team step off the court for the last time in the 2013-14 season and fade down the stretch, Texas State head coach Danny Kaspar sat down for an exclusive interview with the Daily Record.
Kaspar spoke at length about the past season that saw the Bobcats win just eight games and what the future of the program holds.
Here is what Kaspar had to say.
When Texas State took to the field at Bobcat Stadium Tuesday for the first day of spring practice, it was the first opportunity to catch a glimpse into what head coach Dennis Franchione has planned for 2014.
Here are five observations from Day 1:
All the talk of an up-tempo, spread offense coming to Texas State appears to more than a rumor.
Head coach Dennis Franchione spoke Monday about changes he wants to make to an offense that sputtered down the stretch as the Bobcats finished with a 6-6 record in its first season in the Sun Belt Conference. In order to compete with the top teams in the SBC, Franchione felt like an up-tempo scheme was his best option.
“I’ve always wanted to run that since I got here,” Franchione said during Monday’s press conference. “We ran 64 plays per game last year. We’d like to jump up to 75-78 (plays).”
During the offseason, Franchione looked at offenses from 12 different colleges and was impressed by a few things, namely how lethal Gus Malzahn’s wing-T offense was at Auburn last season and the 113 plays BYU ran in 47-46 win over Houston last October.
Texas State head coach Zenarae Antoine couldn’t help but smile after she received a text message from her senior point guard Kaylan Martin late Monday night.
Antoine just told her players they’d have another chance at postseason play. Texas State will be one of 16 teams in the 2014 Women’s Basketball Invitational, which begins Wednesday.
“Heck yeah,” Martin’s text read. “We still have a chance at a championship!”
Winning teams garner respect from other coaches and the media.
Texas State found that out Tuesday afternoon when the Sun Belt Conference released its all-conference teams prior to the conference tournament.
No Bobcat men landed on any of the three teams, while senior forward Ashley Ezeh was the only player from the fourth-place women’s team on the list.
Ezeh finished ninth in the conference in scoring (13.1 points per game), tied for ninth in rebounding (6.2) and tied for 10th in blocked shots (0.7).
For the men, regular-season champion Georgia State had the most honorees with four. Arkansas State, UL Lafayette, UT Arlington and Western Kentucky each had two, while South Alabama, UALR and UL Monroe each brought home one. Texas State and Troy both came up empty-handed.
For the women, second-place Western Kentucky led the charge with three players honored. Conference-champion Arkansas State, UALR and Troy all placed two, while Georgia State, South Alabama, Texas State, UL Lafayette, UL Monroe, UT Arlington each had two honorees.
Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter won Player of the Year for the men. Arkansas State’s Aundrea Gamble brought home the award for the women.