The Randy Sanders era is less than a week away from beginning at East Tennessee State, and the Bucs’ new football coach sounds more than ready to go.
Emory & Henry senior safety Justin Banks developed serious doubts about his football future just after the Wasps completed spring practice. But his indecision had nothing to do with the program.
Coach Randy Sanders announced Sunday that transfer Logan Marchi will be the starting quarterback when the Bucs take the field for their season opener.
ETSU’s offense took a while to find the end zone as the team went through its first extensive live scrimmage of the preseason Saturday night at Greene Stadium.
It just seems like Dylan Weigel has been around forever. That’s because ever since the linebacker stepped foot on the football field at East Tennessee State, he’s been producing.
“It all boils down to 10 Saturdays. We have to make sure that we’re the best team on that Saturday. Nothing else matters.”
What should ETSU fans look for when Randy Sanders’ first preseason camp as a college football head coach begins Friday?
East Tennessee State defensive end Nasir Player was a first-team preseason All-Southern Conference selection, and four of his teammates were honored as well when the team was announced on Wednesday.
Justin Hamilton has been promoted to the Virginia Tech football coaching staff on an interim basis, Hokies coach Justin Fuente announced Friday.
“Some guys competed pretty hard. They may not be doing things perfect, but they’re headed in the right direction, something you can build off of. And then I saw a couple of guys out there today that just flat-out quit.”
Justin Fuente’s Hokies will enter the summer facing some of the same questions they dealt with at the start of spring drills.
“Randy Sanders was the best choice for our football coach in December. He’s the best coach today and I took great pleasure in talking to our football team to let them know he will be our coach into the future.”
Tennessee’s first spring under new football coach Jeremy Pruitt is noteworthy for what isn’t being said. Pruitt hasn’t mentioned a single player by name at any of his past three post-practice sessions with reporters, which lasted a combined total of more than 45 minutes.
“We’re still not there yet, don’t get me wrong. But it’s kind of like the weather. The weather’s dramatically better today. We’re dramatically better today.”
Randy Sanders’ first scrimmage as coach of the East Tennessee State football team was eventful, if nothing else.