Camp Update August 7

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A name to keep an eye on at Rice is UCLA transfer Giovanni Gentosi. Gentosi walked on at UCLA, eventually earning a scholarship and moving from offensive line to fullback for the Bruins. Gentosi announced his transfer to Rice earlier this summer and continues to make a positive impact in fall camp. He scored a touchdown in Monday's scrimmage. 

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Lots of moving parts at SMU camp. Backup quarterback Rafe Peavey is heading out of town, landing at Florida Atlantic. The former Arkansas transfer never made an impact on the Hilltop. As of Sunday JUCO transfer tackle Levon Livingston was out with a knee injury. 

Interesting side note, Alex Honey is no longer listed on SMU's roster. Honey's been tabbed for a couple years now as a potential breakout player, but he couldn't live up to those predictions. 

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Jimbo and Jim Turner continue to move pieces around on the offensive line. Erik McCoy moved from center, to guard, back to center and, on Tuesday, back to guard. Ryan McCollum got a chance at center on Tuesday. 

Kellen Mond took snaps with the first team, continuing the staff's policy of alternating first-team reps, day for day. 

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We've wondered, based on Texas State's roster and whether it was an oversite, but Keff Ciardello, a must follow for Texas State news, confirmed that Mason Hays and Ish Davis applied for and the NCAA granted both hardship waivers. They are reclassified as juniors instead of seniors. 

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In San Antonio, while Frank Wilson isn't ready to name starters, the two-deep is taking shape. Wilson expects some answers as UTSA closes out the week with a scrimmage on Saturday. Expect a veteran defense to put on a show Saturday.

New defensive coordinator Jason Rollins isn't reinventing Pete Golding's wheel, but the longtime UTSA assistant is tweaking things. The Roadrunners finished in fifth in the NCAA in total defense last season.

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