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College Football: Spring Camp Report (Second Scrimmage Edition)

Texas State quarterback Tyler Arndt completed six of his 12 passes for 42 yards at Saturday's scrimmage (Photo by Gerald Castillo).

Texas State quarterback Tyler Arndt completed six of his 12 passes for 42 yards at Saturday’s scrimmage (Photo by Gerald Castillo).

Earlier today, Texas State held its second scrimmage of spring camp.

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College Football: Spring Camp Report (Scrimmage Edition)

Texas State quarterback Jordan Moore looks for running room during Saturday's scrimmage (Photo by Gerald Castillo).

Texas State quarterback Jordan Moore looks to run a play during Saturday’s first spring scrimmage (Photo by Gerald Castillo).

Texas State held its first scrimmage of spring camp Saturday afternoon in front of a smattering of fans at Bobcat Stadium. Many were in attendance for the 25th annual Bobcat Bonanza, while others wanted to catch their first glimpse of what the 2013 football team could offer.

Here is an assortment of tidbits from the scrimmage, which lasted between 80-100 plays.

  • It wasn’t the cleanest, that’s for sure. Texas State committed at least 10 penalties (all by the offense) and turned the ball over three times.
  • Soon-to-be senior quarterback Tyler Arndt and redshirt freshman Jordan Moore split reps with the first-string offense, while soon-to-be senior Duke DeLancellotti primarily worked with the second team. Redshirt freshman Fred Nixon, who hasn’t looked good at all this spring, led the third team.
  • Arndt looked more comfortable in the system than I’ve ever seen him. Even though head coach Dennis Franchione said Arndt could have pitched the ball a few more times on the option, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound field general made solid reads. Arndt, like most of the quarterbacks, fell victim to several drops by wide receivers (DeChe’ Milburn and Jafus Gaines) but delivered a 17-yard laser to soon-to-be junior Ben Ijah for a first down.
  • Moore leapfrogged DeLancellotti late in the week, which is why the redshirt freshman ran with the first-string offense. While Moore still has miles to go when it comes to his throwing mechanics and delivering a solid ball from the pocket, he’s by far the best option quarterback. Moore also ran for two legitimate touchdowns in red-zone drills.
  • Junior transfer safety Brandon Jones showed why the Bobcats wanted him. Jones returned two turnovers for touchdowns, including an interception throw by DeLancellotti.
  • Man alive, Michael Odiari is strong. Odiari, who I profiled in a story in Friday’s paper, bull-rushed soon-to-be sophomore offensive lineman Adrian Bellard early in the scrimmage, nearly knocking Bellard off his feet. That’s not an easy task, as Bellard stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 310 pounds.
  • Texas State is set at linebacker. Even though soon-to-be junior David Mayo tore his MCL earlier this week (which is why he was held out of the scrimmage), the Bobcats have several capable bodies in soon-to-be sophomore Jerrid Jeter-Gilmon and transfer Mike Orakpo. Jeter-Gilmon and Orakpo showed great field vision in stopping several screens and got into the backfield several times.
  • One of the better plays from the scrimmage had be when walk-on running back Claudio Mayen rumbled 50 yards for a touchdown. Mayen went off-tackle and took off along the sideline, leaving just about everybody in the dust. That was the only touchdown during first-down drills.

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College Football: Scrimmage notes (8-13-12)

For the first — and possibly, only — time this fall, the Texas State Bobcats held a scrimmage Monday morning. It was a controlled scrimmage, as Texas State worked primarily on its kicking game and situational plays (1st-and-10, 3rd-and-short, red zone, etc.).

And now for some tidbits from the scrimmage…

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College Football: Five To Watch (Second Scrimmage)

So tomorrow’s Monday and for the Texas State football team, that means another scrimmage. The Bobcats will hit the field bright and early once again at 8 a.m.

Last scrimmage, Texas State got a good look at freshman kicker Will Johnson as the squad focused primarily on its special teams. Johnson struggled leading up to the scrimmage, but the former Bryan-Rudder High standout turned a corner and is now well on his way to producing as a true freshman.

With less than two weeks remaining until the season opener at Texas Tech, now is the time for a few more players to emerge as threats in 2011. Here are five to look out for tomorrow. Continue reading

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College Football: Curry back for the Bobcats

A welcomed face returned to practice Saturday morning for Texas State as junior running back Marcus Curry participated for the first time in nearly two weeks. Curry, who many feel can be a standout running back for the Bobcats in 2011, hadn’t practiced due to a knee injury he suffered early in the fall.

With Curry back, it adds experience to a group that desperately needs it. Right now, the Bobcats don’t have a running back on its roster that saw considerable game action — at the position — in 2010. Curry and Terrence Franks redshirted, while Tim Gay and Chris Nutall are freshmen and Brandon Lewis transferred from New Mexico. Tim Hawkins saw the most action in 2010 — at quarterback.

Texas State can get a good look at its remaining running backs Monday morning when the team holds its second fall scrimmage. The Bobcats take the field at 8 a.m.

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College Football: Five To Watch (First Fall Scrimmage Edition)

Texas State holds its first fall scrimmage tomorrow (Monday) morning at 8 a.m.

That’s not a typo.

The Bobcats will pad up for an abbreviated game at the start of the week, not at the end. For as weird as it might sound, there is a method to Texas State’s madness.

“We don’t practice on Sunday, so it gives them a chance to get their legs under them a bit and to get them fresher than at the end of the week,” head coach Dennis Franchione said. “I don’t like to scrimmage if they’re dead-legged. We want to minimize the chance for injury as much as we can and it gives them something to look forward to.”

This scrimmage actually couldn’t come at a better time for the Bobcats. With 19 days remaining until the season opener at Texas Tech, it’s time to draw the line between first-, second-, third- and squad-team members.

Here’s what to watch for tomorrow:
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