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College Football: Franchione is evaluating the quarterbacks

Tyler took snaps with the first-team offense in Sunday’s practice.

No. Not that Tyler.

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College Football: Arndt confident

Texas State quarterback Tyler Arndt drops back against Texas Tech last year.

Texas State quarterback Tyler Arndt drops back against Texas Tech last year.

No quarterback has been more consistent since spring ball than senior Tyler Arndt.

While redshirt freshman Jordan Moore went through his “peaks and valleys,” Arndt traveled along a steady road.

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College Football: Quarterback Aggregate Rating

We all know the quarterback battle is now a ‘two-man game‘ between senior Tyler Arndt and redshirt freshman Jordan Moore (and let’s not forget about senior Duke DeLancellotti), but how did it get there?

Hopefully the debut of the San Marcos Daily Record Quarterback Aggregate will break it down well enough to see why Arndt is the starter right now and how DeLancellotti and Moore can catch up.

It’s time to rank the quarterbacks 1-5 by a number of skills. At the end, we’ll add it up and average it out. Skills with an asterisk next to them are weighted heavier due to importance.

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College Football: Another all-too-early quarterback depth chart

Texas State quarterback Tyler Arndt drops back against Texas Tech last year.

Texas State quarterback Tyler Arndt drops back against Texas Tech in last year’s home opener.

Let’s get right to it.

If the season started tomorrow (which would be not soon enough for Texas State football fans and too soon for Bobcat coaches), senior Tyler Arndt would be the starting quarterback. Arndt worked hard in the offseason to get to this stage and he’s easily the most consistent quarterback of the lot.

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College Football: Texas State narrowing it down at quarterback

Texas State felt content giving five quarterbacks equal snaps through 12 practices.

That all changed Thursday.

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College Football: All-too-early quarterback depth chart

Rocket Arm. Fleet Feet. The Duke. Wünderkid.

Tyler Arndt. Jordan Moore. Duke DeLancellotti. Tyler Jones.

Who will start when Texas State opens the 2013 season at Southern Mississippi? If the first five days of fall camp proved anything, it’s going to be a tight battle all the way to game day (Aug. 31).

But what if the season started tomorrow? Who gets the nod?

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College Football: Practice Report (August 7)

Texas State’s football team fought through triple-digit temperatures at the beginning of practice for the third consecutive day Wednesday afternoon. Such is life when living in Texas, right?

Coaches were sure to give the Bobcats, who wore shoulder pads for the first time this fall, plenty of water and floppy hats drenched in ice water to cool off.

What else happened? Read on to find out.

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College Football: The quarterback who starts will…

Redshirt freshman Jordan Moore is one of the quarterbacks fighting for a starting job in 2013.

Redshirt freshman Jordan Moore is one of four quarterbacks fighting for a starting job in 2013 (Daily Record File Photo).

Who is going to be the starting quarterback come Aug. 31?

That is no doubt the biggest question on the minds of Texas State fans as they anxiously await the season opener at Southern Mississippi. Whether or not the Bobcats have an answer is yet to be seen.

At least Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione knows what he wants out of that quarterback, whoever it may be. Franchione kept a close on a quartet of field generals during Monday night’s first practice: senior Tyler Arndt, senior Duke DeLancellotti, true freshman Tyler Jones and redshirt freshman Jordan Moore.

“The first thing is to not lose the game by turning the ball over, forcing it in coverage and doing foolish things,” Franchione said. “The second thing is to move the team. For them, it’s a balancing act to make plays and not make bad plays. I tell them, ‘You don’t have to try to make a play in this offense. We’ve got enough things that we can do that a play will happen if you just take care of the football. You’ll make plays.’ The biggest thing is not to make plays for the other team. Those statistics are pretty overwhelming; when we turn it over, we don’t have a very good chance to win. Until we get better on defense, that’s going to hold true.

“The team rallying around them has a little bit to do, but I think the team believes in our quarterbacks and sees positives in them,” Franchione continued. “I don’t sense anybody taking sides who the quarterback is going to be. They just want somebody that will execute and they have some confidence and belief in all of them, which is good.”

Arndt said it all boils down to one thing.

“Just don’t turn the ball over,” Arndt said. “It’s that simple.”

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College Football: Notes from summer workouts

Another impressive number of Bobcats showed up to voluntary offseason conditioning this afternoon.

It’s hard to believe, but in less than 10 days Texas State reports to its first practice in preparation for the 2013 season. On Aug. 31, the Bobcats open their second campaign as members of the Football Bowl Subdivision at Southern Mississippi.

Texas State didn’t run 7-on-7 drills after conditioning due to a smaller number of defensive backs available. Instead, the Bobcats ran positional drills with linebackers and defensive backs working on coverages, offensive linemen went through schemes and quarterbacks and running backs/wide receivers flowed through routes.

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College Football: Texas State names tentative starter for opener

Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione said he and his coaching staff have named a tentative starter for Saturday’s season opener at the University of Houston.

“We had a discussion today, as coaches, about who would start,” Franchione said. “We have a pretty good idea about that.”

“I will say this: we’re going to play both quarterbacks in the first half. Both deserve a chance to play and show what they can do. You have to send somebody out for the first series. I still feel like both of them are very capable of doing it. One of them has a little edge on a few things and the entire offensive room kind of felt that way today. We’ll discuss it again tomorrow and Friday morning before we make our final decision.”

Our take: All signs point to it being senior Shaun Rutherford, especially after junior Tyler Arndt‘s lackluster performance Wednesday afternoon at practice. While Arndt guided the first-string offense for a majority of the 17-period session, he didn’t look good running the spread option. Arndt fumbled twice — once on a pitch behind sophomore running back Terrence Franks and another on a botched handoff to sophomore Tim Gay.

Rutherford showed off his improved arm, rifling a pass to redshirt freshman wide receiver Jafus Gaines. As Gaines ran a slant, the ball could have only been one place as two defenders were in proximity, but Rutherford put it on a rope.

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