Friday, July 27, 2012

LSC Roundup 7-27

OLYMPIC TRIALS: Ruiz has mixed feelings about 2012 Games - Paul Harris, San Angelo Standard Times

Fowler anxious to get started as Texans work ahead - Brad Keith, Stephenville Empire Tribune
Speak to a football coach this time of year, and you'll find an odd sense of excitement in his voice. Everyone is undefeated, everyone gets a fresh start.

Such excitement and anticipation is certainly evident in the voice of Tarleton State head coach Cary Fowler with 13 days remaining until the Texans officially check in for fall training camp.

"That day should really be nothing more than a formality for us as many players are on campus already," said Fowler, whose Texans closed the 2011 season with five straight wins to reach 6-5, their 11th winning season in 12 years and first in Fowler's two seasons at the helm. "We've got about 100 coming in and about 75 of them are already here working out every day to get ready."

Fowler and coaches aren't allowed to take part in administering the voluntary summer workouts. In fact, they can't even discuss football plans with players, he says, because of NCAA regulations.

"That doesn't mean we can't use that time to take interest in their lives away from football, and that's very important," Fowler said. "When we see these young men, we're visiting about life, about their academics, those types of things. We're building relationships, and you have to have that to be successful, whether you're coaching a football team or managing an office staff. This is a critical time of year, and it's been a good time for us."

From Dave Campbell's Texas Football...
True gamebreakers - Greg Tepper, DCTF
Transfer fee - Jake Shaw, DCTF

From the San Antonio Express News...

Standing up to skeptics

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