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 on: Today at 06:37:58 am 
Started by Seminole Indian - Last post by Seminole Indian
BEARS WRAP FALL CAMP WITH FINAL SCRIMMAGE

 CONWAY, Ark. _ University of Central Arkansas head coach Steve Campbell liked what he saw from his cornerbacks and from his running backs, among others, at Saturday's third and final scrimmage of fall camp.

    The Bears went approximately an hour and a half on a hot, muggy day on "The Stripes" and got a spark from those two position groups.

    "I was very pleased with our corner play,' said Campbell, who saw senior corneback Tavion Garrison intercept a pair of passes. "We had gone after our corners in all three scrimmages, and I really thought they played well today. That was something that I was glad to see. Because we lost a good corner (Tyler Williams) there. We had lost some pass rushers, and I thought our pass rush was better today. So we're coming on in some areas we needed to come on in.'

     Campbell said he saw some bright spots from several younger players after the experienced guys had been showing up more regularly in the first two scrimmages.

    "I thought the young guys played well on both sides,' he said. "Our (No.) 2 defense got off the field against the 1 offense. Our 2 offense scored against the 1 defense. I don't know if that means something good or bad, but it is what it is. That means there's some young guys doing well, because I've seen that 1 offense do some good things, and I know that 1 defense has some good players on it, I've seen them play well. So there were some young guys stepping up and making some plays.'
   
    One of those was redshirt freshman running back D'erek Fernandez, who scored twice for the UCA offense.
   
    "D'erek Fernandez really ran the ball hard,' said Campbell. "(Redshirt freshman) Dylan Smith continues to gain yards whenever we give him the football. Carlos (Blackman), we tried not to run him too awfully much. But Fernandez ran the ball well, I thought (redshirt freshman) Kierre Crossley, again, I think he had another good day. There were some positives there. Some definite deals where some guys stepped up, and I was proud to see that.'

    Senior quarterback Hayden Hildebrand had a rushing touchdown and tossed a touchdown pass to true freshman Brandon Myers in his final preseason scrimmage.
    "It wasn't Hayden's best day, but Hayden's best day is really, really good,' said Campbell. "But I thought he came back after a little bit of a rough start and pulled that group together and got that group going. Hayden is a good football player. Today was not his best day. When Hayden plays his best day, you don't punt. So that's our expectations for him, and that's the level he has been performing.'

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    Defensively, Campbell singled out several returnees and one newcomer., true freshman Vidal Scott from Pensacola, Fla.

    "I tell you, (redshirt freshman end) Nathan Grant has showed up a lot to me,' he said. "(Senior tackle) Eric Jackson on the defensive line. Eric is a really good player. (Tackle) Vidal Scott, we just got cleared through the NCAA Clearinghouse. I don't know if ya'll noticed him, but I flat sure did. We had a hard time blocking him. He's very twitchy and explosive and got upfield fast. A lot of times he was going against some younger guys, but that may be why those younger guys were executing earlier and not executing today. He definitely made his presence felt.'

    Campbell was also pleased with the play of his linebackers, led by senior James Graves, UCA's third-leading returning tackler.

    "Roy (Sutton) is a very passionate football player. And Roy always lifts the level up over there,' said Campbell. "Those linebackers, very, very solid with James Graves,  Raphael Garner and Roy. Then you throw in (transfer) Reggio (Dean), I thought he had a couple of plays, and Matt Hall today.'

    What did not please Campbell were several mistakes and miscues on the offensive side.

    "There was a lot of good and then a lot of stuff you see we still need to work on. It wasn't our cleanest scrimmage,' he said. "We had more balls on the ground than we've had the first two weeks combined. I'm going to attribute that just being the third week of a three-week camp. Those are things we need to get corrected and that you don't need to have. I've seen us play cleaner than this.'
 
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    Now the Bears' full attention turns to its first opponent, the Big 12 Kansas State Wildcats on Sept. 2 in Manhattan, Kan.

    "Now we're going to flip the switch big time to Kansas State,' Campbell said. "This has been a long camp. This is my 30th year and this was our longest camp. But I think it was our best camp. And I think the kids, the ones who have been around awhile, would say that spreading it out probably helped it. It's been three full weeks and we've had, I think, three full days off.

    "Now, we've worked against ourselves as much as we need to at this point. Now we need to flip the switch and that will give us two full weeks... we play two weeks from today. So it's kind of like an open week and then a game week. We need to go ahead and get well introduced to Kansas State (this week), and then have a good game week. The attention and focus will definitely switch to them after today.'

    The fall semester begins Thursday at UCA as the Bears settle into their normal weekly routine. UCA will be on the road the first two weeks of the season before hosting Southland Conference foe Southeastern Louisiana in the home opener on Sept. 16.

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 on: Today at 06:24:34 am 
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4-star Peach County WR Kearis Jackson gave a verbal to UG

http://247sports.com/player/kearis-jackson-75394

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 on: Today at 06:21:47 am 
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All-Decade Teams per School for what has been a lackluster SEC decade: The 2010's to-date

South Carolina

Sin Thornwell  '17 SEC Co-Player of the Year, the first South Carolina Gamecock to be named SEC Coaches Player of the Year leading SC to their first Final Four. '17 SEC All-Defensive Team and 1st Team All-SEC, '14 SEC All-Frosh

Devan Downey ’08-10 3-Time SEC 1st Team; '10 HM AP All-American

Sam Muldrow '11 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, the only one from SC

Bruce Ellington  Avg. over 11 ppg in '11 -'13 as a former SEC Football All-Freshman team and leading the '11 team in scoring

Duame [as spelled on SEC site] Notice '16 SEC Sixth Man of the Year; 33 mpg for Final 4 Team

PJ Dozier  Avg 14 ppg for Final 4 Team

Chris Silva  Avg 10 and 6 in 21 mpg for Final 4 Team

Michael Carrera '16 SEC Coaches 1st Team, '13 SEC All-Frosh

Laimonas Chatkevicius and Mindaugas Kacinas  Combined for 20 ppg for the '15 Team

Brenton Wms  Led the '14 Five in scoring knocking down 42.7% from treyville and over 90% FTA

Dominique Archie Avg. 14.4 and 6 for the '10 team; '10 SEC Coaches 2nd Team and HM AP All-American

Raley-Ross   Avg. 10+ ppg for the '10 team after '09 SEC Sixth Man of the Year



 Mark Berman‏ @MarkBermanFox26

Bruce Ellington gets the start at receiver for the #Texans and has a 12-yard catch

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 on: Today at 06:20:05 am 
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 SportsTalk‏ @sportstalksc 19h19 hours ago

#STRecruiting:  WR Josh Vann of Tucker, GA committed to USC.


4-star is one of the top 20 players in the state of Georgia's '18 class

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 on: Today at 06:15:53 am 
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Charles Jamar Moore‏ @CharlesMoore_11

I'm Apart of the !Family! 8/19/17 I'm Committed



'19 Louisville DE

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 on: Today at 06:13:42 am 
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Annie Costabile‏Verified account @AnnieCostabile

2019's No. 1 prospect is a Bulldog @CharlesMoore_11 #recruitingreport


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Mississippi's no. 1 prospect in the 2019 class, Louisville's Charles Moore, is pledged to be a Bulldog

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end gave his verbal commitment to Mississippi State Saturday afternoon, tweeting "I'm apart of the family..."

Moore suffered an ACL tear during Louisville's jamboree game against Starkville August 12. His initial reaction to the news he'd be out his junior season was worry — worry that this would have huge implications on his recruitment.

It didn't. What happened was a showing of "loyalty" on Mississippi State's part, as Moore put it.

"A lot of schools kind of fell back," Moore said. "They were the first and only school that reached out to my coaches and let my coaches know that I still had my offer, I still had a place to go and it was still home for me."

It was that loyalty that convinced Moore that State was where he belonged.

He already has big plans for the program, starting with recruiting the rest of Mississippi's 2019 stars to join him in Starkville.

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 on: Today at 06:12:49 am 
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5. Michigan

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 on: Today at 06:09:50 am 
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Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Former Tennessee coach Johnny Majors reflects on relationship with Arkansas legend Frank Broyles



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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Johnny Majors climbed out of the passenger side of an all-black SUV dressed like the person he’d come to celebrate.


Courtesy: Trent Shadid

“Here he comes, the man who looks like Frank Broyles himself,” Majors’ wife, Mary Lynn, said as the couple approached Bud Walton Arena.

“I had a great relationship with Coach Frank Broyles,” Majors told SEC Country. “Frank was imaginative, creative, and he was a very wonderful man. He had great character. He didn’t smoke or drink. We assistant coaches did that for him.

“We loved working for him. He paid us well and he treated us well. He had a temper and could get mad at you, but he didn’t let it linger. If he got it out of his system, he was always ready to go back to the positive.”

Majors, who coached Tennessee for 16 years (1977-1992), was an assistant under Broyles at Arkansas for four years (1964-1967). The Razorbacks went unbeaten during Majors’ first 21 games as part of the staff. He was one of four assistants on Broyles’ staff in 1964 — when Arkansas won its first and only national title — who went on to lead a college program.

Majors first heard of Broyles when he was 11 years old. His father, Shirley, a well-known longtime high school and college coach in Tennessee, had attended the 1946 season opener between Tennessee and Georgia Tech in Knoxville, Tenn. It was a game that featured Robert Neyland vs. Bobby Dodd, two legendary coaches. The Volunteers won 13-9, but when Shirley Majors returned home he reported he’d been most fascinated with the Yellow Jackets senior quarterback — Frank Broyles.

“Daddy came back and he said, ‘It was really interesting to see Frank Broyles and Georgia Tech with their razzle-dazzle offense,'” Majors said.

Saw Coach Broyles touring Thompson Bowling Arena on the day Arkansas upset Tennessee.  It was one of Coach Majors' last games before being replaced by Phil Fulmer.

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 on: Today at 06:04:25 am 
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Alabama AD Greg Byrne gave the update on Saturday evening:



Greg Byrne‏Verified account @Greg_Byrne

Spoke with Coach Stallings and he sounded great. 

Told me to let everyone know he's doing good.  #RollTide


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Stallings, 82, has had a run of bad health this summer. He was hospitalized in May following a spike in blood pressure less than a week after he suffered a “mild” stroke.

Stallings was a very successful coach for the Crimson Tide and remains an important figure in Tuscaloosa. He was a two-time SEC Coach of the Year and finished his 7-year run with Alabama with a 70-16-1 record.

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 on: Today at 05:58:33 am 
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There are 13 days until the first Saturday of the SEC football season, and the No. 1 13 is Georgia safety Jake Scott.



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Georgia safety Jake Scott became the first defensive player to receive the SEC Player of the Year Award in 1968.

Previous winners had played defense, of course, during the era of one-platoon football, but Scott was the first to win the conference's annual honor without playing on offense.

In his award-winning campaign, Scott became the third SEC player to intercept 10 passes in one season. He also finished second in the nation with 440 punt-return yards in 1968.

Georgia led the nation in scoring defense, placed third in total defense and won the SEC championship that season.

Scott spent what would have been his senior season playing for the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. But in his two seasons with the Bulldogs, he intercepted 16 passes. Only six players in SEC history have more interceptions.

Scott turned three of his interceptions into touchdowns, and when he left Georgia, he had the second-most interception-return yards in SEC history. He's still fifth on the list. Scott's average of 19.7 yards per interception return remains the best in SEC history for any player with at least 15 interceptions.

All-SEC selection in both of his seasons with the Bulldogs, Scott was a consensus All-American choice in 1968 and is now enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.

Runner-up at No. 13: LSU QB Tommy Hodson

5x Pro-Bowler and safety on Dolphins' undefeated Super Bowl champ.

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