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College Football: Practice Notes (9-15-2013)

Members of the Texas State offensive line prepare to battle in the trenches against Texas Tech.

Members of the Texas State offensive line prepare to battle Texas Tech last season.

Ready or not, here comes Texas Tech.

Well, Texas State travels to Lubbock on Saturday — but you get the idea.

This will be the third year in a row the Bobcats face the Red Raiders. Back in 2011, Texas State held a lead at halftime and threatened to break it open before turnovers destroyed any hope of a win. Last year Texas Tech made sure Texas State never stood a chance and put it on Dennis Franchione’s team from the onset. The Bobcats didn’t help themselves either in a 58-10 loss.

“That’s all the motivation you need, man,” Texas State junior cornerback Craig Mager said Sunday night. “They dropped more than 100 on us the past two times we played them. If you can’t be motivated for that, you shouldn’t be playing the game.”

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College Football: Practice Report (August 25)

Game week is officially upon us.

Texas State is primarily focused on Southern Miss and spent most of Sunday’s practice working on schemes designed specifically for Saturday’s game. This week the Bobcats will hold two more open practices (Tuesday and Wednesday) before closing it down Thursday and hopping on the plane to Hattiesburg, Miss. come Friday.

Here is what Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione had to say after practice.

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College Football: Practice Report (August 21)

Can you believe the season opener is just 10 days away (or fewer, depending when you’re reading this)?

On Aug. 31, Texas State opens the 2013 campaign on the road at Southern Mississippi. Just recently, the City of Hattiesburg declared the last day of August, “Beat Texas State Day.”

Preparations to make sure the Golden Eagles don’t beat the Bobcats began in earnest Wednesday night, as Dennis Franchione and his coaching staff began to implement the game plan. More and more of each practice will focus on what the coaches feel would be needed for Texas State to win its second consecutive season opener.

What else happened at practice? Who worked with the scout teams? Read on.

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College Football: Practice Report (August 20)

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A majestic sky and cooler temperatures saw Texas State off the field Tuesday night following the final two-a-day practice of fall camp.

The Bobcats spent the entire day in shells (helmets and shoulder pads) in order to keep the legs fresh and effort at a higher level. It was also the final day Texas State could work primarily on itself, as the team shifts its focus to its game plan against Southern Mississippi beginning tomorrow.

Curious as to what happened? Want to know what quarterback stood out? We got you covered.

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College Football: Practice Report (August 19)

A morning dew was still on the field when Texas State opened practice Monday morning. For the eighth time in the last 10 days, the Bobcats woke up bright and early for an 8 a.m. session.

Even though Texas State started slow, the pace picked up as practice progressed.

Want to know how the Bobcats looked and who stood out? Keep reading.

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College Football: Practice Report (August 17)

Another day. Another two-a-day workout for the Texas State football team.

For the third time in the last five days, the Bobcats churned out another double session Saturday. After a morning practice in which Texas State just wore helmets and shorts, the team came back out at night in shells (helmets, shoulder pads and shorts) and brought some intensity.

Who stood out when the pads went on at night? Which four newcomers are most “game-ready” according to Fran?

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College Football: Practice Report (August 15)

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If you don’t read this blog throughout the day for Texas State football news, you’ll miss a lot. Thursday was proof of that.

In case you forgot to check us out, the race to figure out who will be starting quarterback of the Bobcats got much clearer.

A bunch of other individuals starred Thursday night as the Bobcats went through game-like situations (overtime as well as drives starting at the opposing 35-yard line and 1-yard line) with referees present. So who stood out as Texas State scrimmaged in shells (helmets and shoulder pads)?

Let’s get to it.

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College Football: Practice Report (August 14)

It was a beautiful day Sunday for media day.

It was a beautiful day Sunday for media day (Photo by Tyler Mayforth).

Doesn’t Bobcat Stadium look peaceful? It won’t be for long.

Just 24 days remain before Texas State welcomes Prairie View A&M in the 2013 home opener. That, however, is one week after the Bobcats get things underway Aug. 31 at Southern Mississippi.

On Wednesday, Texas State continued its fall grind with one practice after Tuesday’s two-a-day workout.

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College Football: Practice Report (August 13)

Former Wimberley standout Charlie Will Tuttle is making a name for himself at Texas State.

Former Wimberley standout Charlie Will Tuttle (No. 72) is making a name for himself at Texas State as he enters his junior season in 2013.

For the second time this fall, Texas State held a two-a-day workout.

During the morning, the Bobcats closed practice and went inside Bobcat Stadium. Once temperatures rose Tuesday, Texas State ventured back out to the practice field behind the Bobcat Baseball/Softball Complex.

Want to know what happened? Keep reading.

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College Football: Practice Report (August 12)

Before we get started, Texas State closed tomorrow morning’s practice to the media and public. As such, there won’t be a morning practice report from half of the Bobcats’ two-a-day workout.

If you’re wondering why head coach Dennis Franchione made it a private affair, we can only assume he’s finally prepared to release the Kraken and doesn’t want anybody else to see its fury just yet. Or Texas State is going to work on the Annexation of Puerto Rico, as made famous by the movie “Little Giants.”

All right. Back to more pressing matters.

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