2019 Camp Updates -August 7th

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Tom Herman, a lover of fine endzone complexes, gave us a preview of Texas’ new South Endzone facility by outlining the recovery equipment that the Horns will have access to in-house. Apparently, Tom loves him some Joe Rogan, because most of the items are in Rogan’s California studio in right now. Herman listed a salt water float tank, cryo-chamber, sleep pod, and infrared sauna as all pieces of equipment at the new Texas Day Spa, or endzone facility.

No word on whether plans call for the Longhorns to go full Rogan and get baked before floating in the pitch-black saltwater tank to channel their inner Hunter S. Thompson, but it’s early days yet.

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Matt Wells expects several true freshmen to contribute to the Red Raiders efforts this season. He mentioned Tyrique Matthews, Quan Watts, Alex Hogan, and Trey Cleveland, among others who have a chance to contribute in year one.

Trainers held Nevada transfer McLane Mannix out of festivities on Wednesday as he recovers from an undisclosed injury.

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For Baylor, finding a competent backup to starter Charlie Brewer is critical. Redshirt freshman Gary Bohanon and true freshman Jacob Zeno are both competing for the job. Matt Rhule praised Bohanon’s development as a pocket passer since arriving on campus.

Rhule hopes the intrasquad scrimmage helps create a clear separation for the backup position.

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UTEP will rely on a veteran offensive line mix to bolster its offense in 2019. Two locals are expected to contribute in Greg Long and Bobby DeHaro. Long missed the better part of the last two seasons with injuries. DeHaro, on the other hand, took advantage of his chance to play, earning Honorable Mention All - CUSA last season.

The Miners will also rely on another local product, Deion Hankins, to fill the void left by Quadraiz Wadley’s injury. The freshman from Parkland is working on mastering the nuance of the position, but he knows picking up the playbook is as important as anything right now. “I am just trying to be myself and more comfortable in my running style… I’m just trying to execute better.”

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UTSA receiver Sheldon “Stick” Jones told Express-News reporter Greg Luca that he’s nearing mythical shape and strength. Jones told Luca he’s maxing 900 pounds on the bench press. When Luca mentioned that that amount of weight would be a world record, Jones doubled down saying “that’s what I do on days that I’m tired.”

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