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By CHRIS DOELLE
Sports Editor


Photo by Chris Doelle

San Marcos — An outstanding recruiting class, combined with a lot of returning talent, has given Texas State football fans a lot to look forward to this season. Friday, the old and new came together for the second scrimmage of the spring and a smattering of fans came out to show support.

Returning to the gridiron at running back this season are Karrington Bush, Stan Zwinggi, and Alvin Canady. Bush took home Southland Conference Freshman of the Year honors by running for over 1,000 yards while his backfield mates added nearly 900 between them.

Expected to get the start under center once again will be quarterback Bradley George (190 of 334, 2,099yds, 16TDs).


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All-Southland Conference First-teamer, Cameron Luke will once again provide an excellent target for George after setting school records with 60 catches, 1,035 yards and 12 TDs.

The offensive line returns Jeff Bowen at center and Alex Luna and Calvin Gore at tackle.

The Bobcat defense that struggled mightily at times last season, will be helped by the addition of new co-defensive coordinator Fred Bliel and a new system that should shore up the defense. Helping him hold the line are returners Ray Parker (defensive tackle,) Marcus Clark (linebacker,) and Freddy Paige (defensive end.)

It remains to be seen where running back recruits Carl Swain (Refugio High School) and Mishak Rivas (Weslaco High School) fit into the picture.

The next chance to see the squad in action will be the annual Maroon-Gold Game on Saturday, April 12 at 6 p.m. at Bobcat Stadium.

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