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    Coach Schultz mentioned at the SLC Media Day that they did that to try to get a little more speed in the backfield. Randle showed plenty of speed in his HS film but tore an ACL at the end of his senior year. Took a RS in '15 and still looked to be a little timid on it last year...also never got the opening to see if that speed was still there. While the potential is there for Banks and Wanza to come in and be immediate impact guys, you don't want to throw all of your eggs in that basket. I expect Banks to be used similar to what we saw with King last year and get touches in a variety of ways. If Wanza shows that he can be that home run threat then King might be utilized more in last year's capacity as well.

    I've said this before and I hate to make this comparison because Kade Harringtons don't grow on trees...but everything about Wanza's HS film has screamed Kade to me. They look eerily similar on tape at the same stage and their HS numbers even reflected that...even down to only having an offer from Lamar. About the only thing I've found different is Kade was a bit stockier than Wanza.
    Randle looked really good in the spring, nothing like last yr. Wanza is actually pretty close to Kade's size coming out of high school. His style is VERY similar....fast with a touch of tough running also. Banks basically looks like a King clone.

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    Re: Lamar Football Fall Camp News & Notes

    Cards Close Second Day with First Practice

    In one of the earliest reporting dates in the history of the program, the Lamar University football players reported to campus to open preseason camp on the next to last day of July. After facing the media Sunday, the team stepped on the field Monday afternoon for their first official workout at Provost Umphrey Stadium.

    In a practice that lasted two hours, the Cardinals proved they were unwilling to yield to Mother Nature. The temperature exceeded 90 degrees throughout the day but the Cardinals muscled their way through the workout going through position drills before moving into the playbook.

    "Fortunately, most of these guys spent the summer here, so they have trained in this heat," said LU head coach Mike Schultz. "Not only are these guys competing against each other, but you are competing against the heat as well. I thought our guys did real well."
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    Lamar Receivers Appear On Netflix Documentary

    After Lamar University cornerback Rodney Randle watched the third episode of "Last Chance U" last week, he immediately fired off a text to the football team's group message.

    Randle, a junior, wanted to make sure everyone saw a couple of their new teammates - receivers Dorian Gaston and Isaiah Howard.

    The two made cameo appearances in the second season of the Netflix hit documentary, which included footage of East Mississippi Community College playing their Itawamba Community College.

    Gaston and Howard combined for almost 320 yards and three touchdowns in the game - a 44-42 EMCC win.
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    For those of you that do not follow the "Last Chance U" Netflix series it chronicles the JUCO powerhouse of East Mississippi Community College. In episode 3 of season 2, EMCC took on Itawamba Community college where Lamar WR Dorian Gaston and Isaiah Howard were playing and thanks to their efforts, nearly pulled the upset over then #6 EMCC. If you have not seen the series, it is an entertaining look at what happens at the JUCO level although I would suggest not watching it with kids around.

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    Re: Lamar Football Fall Camp News & Notes

    Lamar Football Opens Fall Camp With Quarterback Competition

    Lamar University football entered fall camp on Monday without a starting quarterback for the third-straight season.

    The normalcy of a preseason quarterback competition isn't intimidating for returning quarterbacks seniors Andrew Allen and Blake McKenzie and sophomore Adam Morse but they understand the need for one of them to step up and take control of the offense sooner rather than later.

    LU played four different quarterbacks last season because of injury and subpar play and the group's inconsistency was the focal point of the team's 3-8 season.

    The Cardinals finished ninth in the Southland Conference in passing yards, averaging just 191.9 yards per game.
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    Re: Lamar Football Fall Camp News & Notes

    Were all players required to report Sunday? Looking over the updated roster, I didn't see Yasmon Haynes or Simote Iloa listed? Is there anybody else missing?

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    Re: Lamar Football Fall Camp News & Notes

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    Were all players required to report Sunday? Looking over the updated roster, I didn't see Yasmon Haynes or Simote Iloa listed? Is there anybody else missing?
    All player that will be part of the 2017 team were to report Sunday. The roster has not been updated yet so I can't answer if anyone is missing.

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    Re: Lamar Football Fall Camp News & Notes

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    Lamar Football Opens Fall Camp With Quarterback Competition



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    The most interesting thing in this article in my opinion is that Dodd states that multiple QB's will get playing time in the non-conference games regardless who's 1,2, or 3 so they will be better prepared for injuries. The last regime went all out in these games for a win to pad their record.

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    The coaches have been stressing team unity big time. Making them eat together, etc. Sunday they are going to church together as a team. I think I like this staff! :-)

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    Re: Lamar Football Fall Camp News & Notes

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    Lamar Receivers Appear On Netflix Documentary



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    For those of you that do not follow the "Last Chance U" Netflix series it chronicles the JUCO powerhouse of East Mississippi Community College. In episode 3 of season 2, EMCC took on Itawamba Community college where Lamar WR Dorian Gaston and Isaiah Howard were playing and thanks to their efforts, nearly pulled the upset over then #6 EMCC. If you have not seen the series, it is an entertaining look at what happens at the JUCO level although I would suggest not watching it with kids around.
    why and how some of those kids are in college is beyond me. well, the 'why' is for football only..the how is a mystery.

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    Re: Lamar Football Fall Camp News & Notes

    Senior Lineman Lighter, Pain Free After Adjusting Diet

    Matt Oubre spent last season with nagging injuries and pain throughout his legs.

    The discomfort forced the Lamar Cardinals' senior offensive lineman to play in just seven games and undergo offseason foot surgery.

    He didn't want to go through another season with the same pain, so he decided to make a change during spring camp and since then dropped 40 pounds - from 325 to 285.

    After camp opened Monday, a leaner Oubre noticed he was pain-free and Lamar's coaching staff is expecting a strong, injury-free final season as a result.
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    Lamar Quarterback Race Picks Up From 2016

    Few football teams have had to endure the headache that was the dwindling quarterback depth at Lamar in 2016. Blake McKenzie was also ready out for the second straight season with another ACL tear in camp. Carson Earp shared starts with Andrew Allen before suffering a season-ending injury to his throwing shoulder. Brett Cox was academically ineligible and Clayton Turner moved to wide receiver, leaving two freshmen expected to redshirt when Allen himself went down with a broken collarbone on homecoming. That same game, Case Robinson sustained a broken bone in his hand, and Adam Morse started the remaining three games — with wide receiver Michael Handy and Robinson taking snaps in the finale.

    As preseason camp begins Monday with a new head coach, the quarterback quandary isn’t solved. But the race is starting over.

    “Everybody wants to be the man in college football,” said Morse, the sophomore from Port Neches-Groves. “It’s the spotlight. Everybody wants it. To get it, you’ve got to work hard and keep pushing for it.”
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    Cardinals Start Camp; UNT Of No Concern Yet

    Of the 29 practices the NCAA allots each Division I team before its first game of the season, only five of Lamar’s will be dedicated to focusing on North Texas.

    “The first thing we have to do is teach the offense and the defense and develop our special teams,” Mike Schultz said a day before beginning his first preseason camp at Lamar. “We’ve had 15 practices [in the spring]; we’re not where we need to be offensively, defensively or special teams, but we don’t have to be. We’ve still got 29 practices to where we need to be. I think the first thing we need to do is get the foundation set on what we want to do offensively, defensively and special teams.

    Lamar began camp at 6 a.m. Monday and followed that up with an afternoon workout. The 91-degree mostly sunny afternoon wasn’t hot enough to force the Cardinals to a workout later in the day.
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    Re: Lamar Football Fall Camp News & Notes

    Lamar has officially announced the addition of QB Darrell Colbert.

    Former SMU quarterback Darrell Colbert is transferring to Lamar University announced Cardinals head coach Mike Schultz Friday. A dual-threat option, Colbert has spent the past three seasons with the Mustangs including his redshirt season.

    "Darrell is a strong runner and is very elusive," said Schultz. "He provides us with another option in our battle for the starting quarterback position. He does some really good things on the field."

    Colbert played in 12 games over the course of the past two seasons passing for 240 yards with a touchdown. He enters the 2017 campaign with two years of eligibility remaining for the Red and White.
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    Maybe the most telling part is where Schultz says he and Allen are running 1-2 in the QB battle. Another comment that was made in a previous article posted here, OC Dan Dodd mentioned wanting a QB who can beat you with his legs as well as his arm. While I like Morse's a lot, he doesn't fit that mold. I see him as more of a Caleb Berry in beating you in the quick passing game and taking what's available in the running game. Reading between the line it looks like a 2 man race at this time.

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