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Making the Rounds: 8/10/10

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TCU AD, Chris Del Conte, announced on his blog that TCU has set a new all-time record for football season-ticket sales.

The excitement in our program is illustrated by the TCU, Fort Worth and surrounding communities helping us set an all-time record for football season-ticket sales. We've gone over the 16,200 mark with a month still to go before our home opener.

Colorado State

The Rams are now in full pads and having physical, up-tempo practices.

The first drill of the practice was a five-man, live tackling drill, which consisted of a ball-carrier, an offensive lineman and a defensive lineman at the line of scrimmage, a player blocking downfield and another defender. There was a 5-yard-wide trench that was formed by blocking pads and players. The ball carrier had to get past the defender without going out of the area. The drill was physical and set the tempo for the rest of practice.


The Ute's are stockpiling Krugers...

Brothers Dave and Joe Kruger give the Utah Utes a combined 13 feet of height and 550 pounds on the defensive line. The younger siblings of former Utah star Paul Kruger, now with the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, are expected to make sizeable contributions this fall. Dave (6-5, 290), a sophomore nose tackle, and Joe (6-7, 260), a freshman defensive end, entered camp high on the depth chart and through three days of practice are solidifying spots in the rotation.  "Absolutely," said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. "They will play."

Air Force

AFA Head Coach Troy Calhoun wants fans to come watch practice, and while you're there you can see how much quarterback Tim Jefferson has improved.

Air Force posted an open letter on Facebook and Twitter from coach Troy Calhoun, inviting fans to come to practice. Practices are open to the public. The varsity usually begins at about 3:45 p.m., and most practices are on the fields to the west of the field house.

"At this point, this year, I’m throwing the ball a lot better than I was at this point last year," Jefferson said. "I have a better grasp of where everybody is supposed to be, and I have a lot of zip on my ball. I think I have the whole passing game down, and I’m feeling more confident."  


The Cowboys runningback situation is still up for grabs.

When asked about the trio of running backs rotating between the No. 1 and No. 2 offenses, including freshman Nehemie Kankolongo, sophomore Alvester Alexander and junior James, Davis Christensen responded by saying, "We haven’t decided on a starter. We may play (the running back position) by committee, or we may have a guy who does most of the work. We’re just trying to get a look at everyone at this point. If you want an opportunity to shine, you have to work your way up to where your running behind the No. 1 and 2 line. I think all three of those guys have done a nice job, and we’re trying to get a good evaluation on all of them, just like we do at every position."

New Mexico

Coach Mike Locksley has dismissed two defensive backs from the Lobos.

University of New Mexico head football coach Mike Locksley has announced that defensive backs Nathan Enriquez and A.J. Williams have been dismissed from the team for violation of team policy.  "It is very disappointing to lose two members of our team," said Locksley. "They have been dismissed from our football team for violation of team policies."


The race to become BYU's next tight end is heating up in Provo.

"There will be one, two, maybe three guys, maybe even four, who can do that and earn that," Anae said.  With camp just beginning it appears that Mike Muehlmann, Richard Wilson, Marcus Matthews, Devin Mahina, Bryan Sampson, Austin Holt and Matthew Edwards are running pretty even in the battle for playing time.

San Diego State

The Aztecs are looking "fresh."

Most of the Aztecs were wearing brand new, molded, black and red Nike spikes today at practice. When Andrew Preston was asked about the new shoes, the first thing that popped out of his mouth was:

"These are fresh, huh?"


UCLA linebacker transfer arrives on campus at UNLV.

Taniela Maka, who goes by "Tani," arrived on campus just this week and could turn out to be a nice late get for first-year coach Bobby Hauck as a nice youthful injection into a veteran linebacking corps.

Boise State

Chris Petersen has banned his players from using twitter.

"It's just a distraction that we just don't really need to have right now. There's plenty of time in their lifetime for Twitter," Petersen said.