Camp Update August 18

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Houston's running back situation jot a bit thinner with the news that Davion Mitchell is no longer on the team. Mitchell from Rockdale, missed significant periods of the spring recovering from a shoulder injury. He appeared in four games last season. 

To be fair, the Houston running back room is fairly crowded and touches won't be easy to come by with Mulbah CarTerrence Williams, and others vying for time. 

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The Mean Green wrapped up their second scrimmage of 2018 Fall Camp. Seth Littrell like what his offense was able to do and what his defense did early, forcing several three and outs and holding the offense to field goals instead of touchdowns. He also wants to see both sides of the ball clean up a bit, focusing on pre and post-play penalties. 

The defensive line has come a long way during the offseason according to Littrell. The offensive line prevented negative plays and allowed Mason Fine and the rest of offense to create plays downfield. 

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Todd Orlando spoke to the media after the scrimmage and conceded that the offense got the better of his unit. He's very high his freshman class. A lot of his eraly enrollees will "get on the field." Orlando mentioned that his staff is looking at options at linebacker due to injuries. 

Speaking of linebacker, Orlando is moving forward as though DeMarco Boyd is not going to play. "He's not with the team." Herman suspended Boyd after charges of assault stemming from a July incident. Orlando also praised Caden Sterns' communication as well as his physical tools. 

He'll use the film from this scrimmage to determine which seventeen or eighteen players to play in rotation at Maryland. 

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Nick Starkel and Kellen Mond continue to fight it out at quarterback. "There's a lot of time between now and then [to] see how guys grow and develop," Jimbo Fisher said.

On the injury front linebacker Buddy Johnson missed time last week with a foot injury. 

True freshman wide receiver Montel Parker returned to practice after missing time with an undisclosed injury. "He's going to be a really good young player. We like him," Fisher said. "I was glad to get him back out there."

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Gary Patterson officially named Shawn Robinson the starter at quarterback when the Frogs take the field in two weeks. Robinson's ability to take care of the football was a huge consideration. After charting the first two weeks of practice, Robinson threw three interceptions all of fall camp. TCU safeties intercepted a total of nineteen passes as a group. "The other [quarterbacks] need to close up shop a little bit better,” Patterson said.

Replacing four offensive line starters played a role as well. Robinson's escapability is a gift for the big guys up front. “He’s an offensive lineman’s dream,” Patterson said.

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