Saturday night news & notes
Posted by: Pete Roussel on August 4, 2012
Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris' comments about quarterback Tajh Boyd following Saturday's practice seem to indicate to me that Boyd might be one of those high maintenance players.
Morris stated, "I think Tahj, after coming out of spring ball and coming out of summer, I was real interested to see where Tahj would be as far as his mental state of mind and physical state of mind. What I've seen in two days has been a huge improvement over where he was in spring. He had to, he needed to. To progress at the level we expect that we expect him to progress at, to be the quarterback that we want him to be."
"I've said it once and I'll say it again, it's a big deal to be quarterback for the Clemson Tigers. And that's a job that's not written in a contract that it's his job. He is not entitled to that job. He's got to work for that job. And he is definitely showing that and he's showing the leadership that this football team needs, not just this offense but this football team. He's definitely a veteran football player now. I think he's got a chance to be one of the best in the country, without a doubt."
Justin Fuente said that Memphis will start camp on Monday with around 72 scholarship players. "But hey, what are you going to do? We were at 50 when we got here."
Charlie Strong believes Louisville will go as Teddy Bridgewater goes.
Strong said, "I said this to the football team, last night. It's not so much Teddy Bridgewater, it's the complete football team. He was a freshman, but a lot of guys started as freshman, but we're only going to go as Teddy (Bridgewater) goes. So the offensive line has to protect, running backs have to run hard, wide receivers are going to have to catch the ball, and our defense is going to have to play well. If that happens, Teddy should have a good year. By him, the summer, becoming a student of the game, now he's going to be a better player."
You don't usually see many head coaches admit that team speed isn't a strength of their program. At least Bill Snyder is honest.
Regarding K-State's running game, Snyder said, "I am not sure how you would define speed game. We might be a little quicker team collectively, but we are not an extremely fast football team. We have enough speed at a variety of different spots that makes us a fast team. We still have some growing in that area as far as how fast we operate in the tempo of our offense. Last year we were a slow football team and that shows in the possession time we had during the ball game. We are a team that normally utilizes the clock in that fashion, but that is not totally what we can do. We can go as fast as we want. We do not have to huddle. It is what suits our needs at the time or the game that we are participating in."
Bowling Green has unveiled their new uniforms. Check out the video:
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