Camp Updates - August 20th

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Dana Holgorsen told the assembled media at he’s down eighteen players due to various injuries. Holgorsen doesn’t expect any the eighteen to miss significant playing time and he expects most back in time for the opener, but the Cougars are banged up.

In some good news, Holgorsen says tight end Christian Trahan is further along at this stage than West Virginia’s Trevon Wesco. Wesco earned All-Big 12 Honors and went in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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The Frogs might have the best running back group in the league with Darius Anderson, Sewo Olonilua, and Emari Demarcado. That last name is one you might not have heard of, but he’s turning heads in camp. OC Sonnie Cumbie believes he’ll play significant snaps for the Frogs this fall.

TCU, by the way, is joining the ranks of colleges that will serve booze at their games. Amon G. Carter will have a tasteful selection of beer and wine to go along with the flasks of Makers the undergrads sneak into the facility.

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Baylor coach Matt Rhule believes that receiver Denzel Mims is having the best camp of his career. The junior from Dangerfield ranks 13th in career receiving yards in BU history.

Rhule assigns the coveted single-digit numbers based on merit and player votes. Running back JaMycal Hasty was the runaway highest voted among his peers. So far Hasty, Clay Johnston, Grayson Arnold, and Henry Black earned single digits. Lineman Sam Tecklenburg can’t have one based on his position, but Rhule noted that he was a top-five vote-getter.

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Redshirt freshman Jyaire Shorter is turning heads in Mean Green camp, especially that of his quarterback, Mason Fine. Fine singled Shorter out for his progress as the North Texas camp progresses. Shorter had one catch in 2018.

For his part, Seth Littrell is impressed with the way his 2019 squad not only embraced the culture of the program but forwarded it as well. The key, according to Littrell, is accountability from the players.

The Roundup…