Fresno State concluded its spring practices with a live scrimmage that was ruled by its defense. The Bulldogs forced two turnovers and had six sacks, but most importantly emerged from the spring in good health and with standards and expectations set.
Fresno State concludes its spring practices with Saturday’s live scrimmage, but on Friday coach Jeff Tedford and his staff took steps to make sure gains made by the Bulldogs are not lost in the heat of the summer.
Fresno State quarterback James Quentin Davis to transfer. The redshirt freshman, who almost left the program during fall camp last season, had taken few reps this pring behind Chason Virgil, Jorge Reyna and Christian Rossi.
Fresno State will open its second scrimmage of the spring to the public, giving the Red Wave a chance to get a glimpse of the new offense and defense that has been installed and, maybe, some hope for a rebound from a rough 1-11 season.
An early-signing period for football is expected to be implemented by the Collegiate Commissioners Association this summer. Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford, who built a strong recruiting record while at Cal, sees it as a plus for the Bulldogs.
Fresno State football returns four starters on its offensive line and it will be a major factor if the Bulldogs are able top rebound from a 2016 season in which they generated only 17.7 points per game, the fewest in the Mountain West Conference.
In a perfect world, at least Bee sports columnist Marek Warszawski’s version, high school freshmen wouldn’t have scholarship offers from four FBS teams (and counting). Let’s hope Kendall Milton can handle it.
Bulldogs quarterback Chason Virgil speaks about working with new head coach Jeff Tedford on the first day of Fresno State spring football practice at Bulldog Stadium on Monday, March 27, 2017, in Fresno.
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