When the 2012 season came to a close, the USD coaching staff circled the offensive line as one of the areas in need of the greatest improvement. That group had to get better, and the entire offseason program was designed to ensure that it did.
Once fall camp arrived, it didn't take long to notice a difference. Junior quarterback Josh Vander Maten...
Initial names are cool.
AC Green (LA Lakers)
EF Hutton (money, the old fashioned way)
JG Wentworth (structured settlements)
LL Cool J (stands for Ladies Love)
SS Minnow (doomed sea vessel)
TJ Hooker (TV cop)
You get the idea.
And then there is South Dakota State University linebacker, T.J. Lally.
He says his given name...
The Coyotes first opponent of 2013 is a familiar one.
As I wrote earlier this week, USD and UC Davis were conference rivals in the Great West Conference from 2009-11. The two sides squared off three times in that span, with the games being decided by a grand total of eight points.
Oct. 10, 2009 (Vermillion, S.D.) - UC Davis...
South Dakota State kicks off the football season Saturday night at home against Butler. And while we (men, sports guys) don’t know much about much, here is what we do know.
What we know about: SDSU’s football team
The Jacks went 9-4 last year. They made the playoffs. They won a playoff game. They graduated some really good players...
The Demons come into the season with a 17-game winning streak.
What you need to know: This may be the least dominant team that Bismarck has put out since their streak of six straight Dakota Bowl appearances started. They do have some seriously talented linemen but the overall team speed is down a little....
1. Sioux Falls Roosevelt
What you need to know: They have playmakers at every position group back, including the explosive quarterback Taryn Christian. But the real strength of this team is their air-tight defense.
2. Sioux Falls Lincoln
What you need to know: This could be the best collection of speedsters in...