Jimbo cut practice short in College Station on Thursday because his team lacked focus. According to Fisher, the Aggies were developing bad habits, so he chose to cut bait and send his team home. “We’ll see who wants to play when we get back on the field on Saturday,” Fisher said.
Aggie receiver Kendrick Rogers and JUCO cornerback Elijah Blades are both out with injuries with no timetable for their return.
Texas scrimmaged on Thursday with both units getting their licks in. The offensive dominated the first half, while the defense look improved in the second half.
Freshman Jordan Whittington continues to turn heads in camp after moving to running back Whittington played everywhere as a high school player at Cuero, from receiver, to running back, to Wildcat quarterback, to safety on defense. At Texas, he’s forced his way onto the field with his play through two weeks of camp.
Baylor linebacker Blake Lynch is stepping up physically as a second-year full-time linebacker. In his three previous seasons, Lynch moved from safety to receiver and to running back before settling in at linebacker last season with nine starts. This camp he’s playing the position more physically and with better effort so far.
Baylor returns all three starters from last year’s linebacking group - Lynch, Clay Johnston, and Jordan Williams.
Texas State is transitioning into game prep for their opener against Texas A&M. The Bobcats will rely on an experienced defense led by DC Zac Spavital. Spavital met with the media again on Thursday. Spavital wants his unit to stop the run first and foremost, but he also wants to be flexible enough to bring pressure on third down to take stress off the secondary.
The first three games are a grind, and Spavital believes his team will grow into an identity thanks to that slate.
He expects true freshman Jordan Revels to play immediately on the defensive line. While he’s not the tallest defensive lineman, Spavital likes his quickness and his high football IQ.