Making the Rounds: Injury Season is Here

Instead of my typical analysis and then quote from the respected paper most of these articles will be links just to get the info out.  It is tough to cover all nine times with in depth analysis on each article written, to be honest a lot is fluff like 'Matt Asiata sheds weight,' 'wide out moves to safety,' or my favorite 'fourth string running back pulls a hammy.'

So in this case I will bring all the news here to one place.

Air Force

Q&A with the Falcons tight end coach, Air Force junior linebacker Ken Lamendola is one tough dude.  Senor guard Nick Charles is one of forty players on the Outland Trophy list for 2009.  Oh no! Injuries

BYU

Loan starter on BYU offensive line Matt Reynolds breaks left hand, also linebacker Terrance Hooks will be out for two weeks.  The Cougars also picked up two more recruits which should finalize their class with RB Drew Phillips from Alabama and Alani Fua a three star linebacker.  BYU is looking for capable backups to running back Harvey Unga.

Colorado State

The Rams wrap up day seven of camp, and the highlights were on four true freshman who were making great plays. Coach Fairchild has upped the playbook to over 700 pagesRashaun Greer is among 37 individuals selected to the watch list for the 2009 Biletnikoff Award.

New Mexico

 Fullback Josh Fussell looks to be a breakout player in the Lobos new offense.  The Lobos are looking to extend their impressive streak of 1,000 yard rushers.  The Lobos have their quarterback race as well between  Donovan PorterieBrad GrunerTate Smith and B.R. Holbrook.

San Diego State

O-line coach Darrell Funk came to San Diego from Ball State, but knows the Mountain West from his playing days at Colorado State.  The Aztecs actually have too much talent at linebacker, which is problem that new defensive coordinator Rock Long likes to have.  Quotes from players and coaches from San Diego State media day.

TCU 

Sports Illustrated has TCU ranked 17th as does ESPN.  No surprise here as defensive end Jerry Hughes is named to one of the players to watch for the Walter Camp award.  Injuries hit TCU as well with Colin Jones, but this one hurts because the injury comes at strong safety and according to Coach Patterson they have no one currently on the roster to play strong safety.  As usual defense leads the way for the Horned Frogs.

UNLV 

Early returns are great for Mark Barefieldfreshman receiver out of Texas. The Rebels deep secondary is giving the coaches many options. A couple of players are trying out new positions.

Utah

Somebody has to fill the shoes of departed kicker/punter Louie Sakoda. Utes move redshirt freshman Ryan Lacy from wide out to corner, and so far he looks real good.  The Utes linebacking corp is lead by Stevenson Sylvester is a deep at talent.

Wyoming

The first day of practice goes injury free for Wyoming.  Not a good sign in a pass happy offense when the wide outs are having a tough time hanging on the ball.  The Wyoming secondary looks to continue the recent success of good defenses for the Cowboys.

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