Monthly Archives: August 2011

College Football: Transcript of the first Bobcat Live Chat

In case you missed the first Bobcat Live Chat of the season, you can click the link below to check out the transcript.

Be sure to make the next one next week when we discuss the game with Wyoming.

Click Here To Read The Transcript

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College Football: Saturday’s Starting Quarterback Named

I can confirm junior transfer Shaun Rutherford will be the first quarterback on the field for Texas State this Saturday against Texas Tech.

Rutherford and sophomore quarterback Tyler Arndt jockeyed for position throughout fall camp, with neither having a clear-cut advantage. Arndt suffered a hamstring injury early in camp, however, allowing Rutherford to get extra reps with the first team in his absence.

When Rutherford drops back on the first offensive play from scrimmage for the Bobcats, it will be his first meaningful snap at quarterback since 2009. Rutherford spent the first three games of 2009 at quarterback as a member of the Blinn College Buccaneers.  He then moved to wide receiver because Cam Newton, who later went on to win a Heisman Trophy and a National Championship with Auburn, joined the team.

Expect both Arndt and Rutherford to see snaps in the game with the Red Raiders.

P.S. — Don’t forget to join us in the first Bobcat Live Chat of the season tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. Click here to join the live chat.

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College Football: Poll No. 3

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College Football: Bobcat Live Chat is tonight!

We’ll hold the first Bobcat Live Chat of the 2011 season tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Tell your friends. Tell your mom. Tell your mom’s friends. Tell everybody.

A link will be posted here in a bit directing you to the live chat. Or, you can check the main San Marcos Daily Record site later.

Here is the link you’ll need to click to join the Bobcat Live ChatCLICK HERE TO JOIN THE LIVE CHAT!

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College Football: An Interview with Shaun Rutherford

Spoke with junior transfer quarterback Shaun Rutherford after a recent practice. Here is what he had to say…

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College Football: Depth Chart Surprises

  • Texas State has yet to name a starting quarterback for Saturday’s game at Texas Tech and head coach Dennis Franchione said the media probably won’t know until game day. If I had to guess, Shaun Rutherford will lead the offense on its first drive.
  • Navarro College transfer Chase Harper wasn’t listed on the two-deep despite having a tremendous fall camp. Instead, Kyle Doll and David Lewis are listed as tight ends. Harper had been limited in fall camp with a hamstring injury and Franchione mentioned Doll and Lewis earned those spots. Harper will see his share of snaps, though.
  • The Bobcats are young on the offensive line. Outside of four senior starters, Texas State has two freshmen and redshirt freshmen listed on the two-deep. If D.J. Hall and Jon Vernon go down, Jackson Costello and Zach Crawford will need to mature quickly.
  • Redshirt freshman Craig Mager will start at cornerback alongside junior Darryl Morris. Mager beat out Derek Lopez and David Mims II for the spot. Remember, Mager fully learned the position last season in his redshirt year. Mager was a running back/wide receiver in high school at Luling.

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College Football: Get Your Depth Charts!

Here is the depth chart released today by Texas State.

Here is the Texas State Two-Deep


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College Football: Talking About The Bobcats (Tech Talk Edition)

I joined Tech Talk on Double T 104.3 this afternoon to discuss Texas State with Aaron Dickens and Chris Level.

Here is the interview.

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College Football: Tuberville Quotes

Joined in on the Big 12 Coaches Teleconference this morning to speak with Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville. Here is what he had to say in response to my questions…

On preparing for Texas State, despite having any true game film — “We’ve looked at film from A&M and Alabama, because of Dennis Franchione. You take the basics from what coaches have done, see if they carried over. Everybody makes changes. We’ve made changes. Every team is different. What you end up doing — and this is with every team — is looking at the personnel and defending the personnel.”

On what he knows about the Bobcats’ personnel — “We didn’t play them last year, so I’m not sure. You can usually watch guys if you’ve recruited against them, but we’ve only been here two years, so we didn’t recruit against anybody from Texas State.”

On if he is worried about a team like Texas State coming in fired up with a new coach and nothing to lose — “You can’t worry too much about that. What happens usually in any game is we’re going to go out and do everything we possibly can to win. We’re not going to hold anything back and Texas State won’t either. At the same time, we make it as simple as possible and I’m sure Franchione and his staff are doing the same. You let the players play and decide the game.”

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College Athletics: Construction Update (Part 2)

Crews are putting brick around the pillars of the new videoboards

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