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Fresno State Fall Camp: Updates and Position Battles

Over a week after the last update, and a week since the lone open scrimmage Fresno State has had, it's time for another. Much of this information is per Robert Kuwada of the Fresno Bee, who seems to be one of the few people allowed in to watch practices.

DeRuyter has yet to name a backup quarterback behind junior Derek Carr. He has said, however, that sophomore Greg Watson is ahead of redshirt freshman Marcus McDade at this point. At one point, McDade was losing 3rd team reps to freshman Myles Carr. Watson has also been lining up as a WR on occasion, and the coaching staff has said they plan to utilize his athletic ability and versatility.

Starting guard Matt Hunt suffered a knee injury in last Saturday's scrimmage. While it doesn't appear to be serious, he's not fully back yet. JC transfer Mike Saenz and senior Trevor Richter have been splitting his reps with the #1 offense.

Incoming freshmen WR Aaron Peck and CB Shannon Edwards have been getting the most reps with the #2s out of any incoming freshmen, and at this juncture look to get a shot at some serious PT. RB Marteze Waller has been rather impressive thus far, but the RB position is loaded and he faces an uphill climb getting playing time.

Incoming OL David Keller and Alex Fifita have finally been cleared by the NCAA clearinghouse, though the delay will likely leave them too far behind to get any meaningful playing time this year. All incoming recruits except DE Jean-Marc Brierre have had their cases decided one way or another.

Preseason all-MWC OLB Travis Brown has been overtaken on the depth chart by fellow senior Shawn Plummer, who is practically a new player after having an extra bone removed from his foot over the offseason.

After a rather ugly start, the kicking game seems to be smoothing out. No real favorite for the job has emerged, but Andrew Shapiro and Quentin Breshears look to be the frontrunners. Neither looks to be as solid as Kevin Goessling was.

BYU RB Josh Quezada's transfer is entirely official now; he was at practice with the team on Friday.