College Football: Defense brings the ‘thud’ back to Tuesday’s practice

Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione isn’t one to deliver ultimatums to his team, especially with the regular season five months off.

So, when he does, it’s heard loud and clear.

After the defense had a lackluster practice Monday, Franchione left little doubt about his feelings.

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College Football: Lowe leads loaded backfield in 2014

If Saturday’s scrimmage was any indication, Texas State should be set at tailback in 2014.

The Bobcats have worked throughout spring camp on refining their passing game and adjusting to an up-tempo offense. So, Saturday’s scrimmage finally offered a chance for Texas State’s crowded backfield of Robert Lowe, Terrence Franks, Chris Nutall, and Louis Rubin to shine.

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College Football: Five observations from Saturday’s scrimmage

Robert Lowe led an offense that shined during the first scrimmage of spring camp. Lowe had 76 yards and two touchdowns.

Junior tailback Robert Lowe (No. 28) led an offense that shined during the first scrimmage of spring camp Saturday inside Bobcat Stadium. Lowe had 76 yards and two touchdowns (File Photo).

 

After Saturday’s first scrimmage was over, Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione wasn’t willing to say how good his offense looked.

Franchione wanted to see the tape from Saturday’s intrasquad game first.

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College Football: Texas State closing in on first scrimmage

Ever since spring camp opened a few weeks back, Texas State has been honing new schemes on offense and defense.

Now, it’s time to see how those systems will work in more of a game setting.

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College Football: C.J. Best learning new position on the fly

C.J. Best wasn’t sure what to expect when Texas State asked him to move from running back to slot receiver.

“I’m going to be a running back for life,” Best said. “That’s my heart and soul. They put me a wide receiver because I’m good in space.”

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College Football: Putting a bow on Texas State’s Pro Day

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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.

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College Baseball: Wrapping up another Bobcat loss to the Texas Longhorns

Texas State freshman Dylan Bein pitched well in relief (Photo by Sarah Smith).

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.

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College Football: Bobcat defense steps up during Monday’s practice

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.

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College Football: Wrapping up Week One of spring practice

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.

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College Football: Texas State adjusting to new schemes as full-pad workouts start

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.

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