Articles Tagged “quarterback”

  • SHSU Football - Willie Fritz (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    FOOTBALL: What the Coaches Had to Say

    Check out what the Southland Conference head coaches had to say about the upcoming 2012 season.

  • SHSU Bearkats' Head Coach Willie Fritz (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    NCAA Q&A w/ Willie Fritz

    Sam Houston head football coach Willie Fritz joined members of the national media for a news conference prior to the Bearkats returning to workouts in preparation for the NCAA Division I National Championship Game in Frisco Jan. 7. The following is a transcript of that news conference…

  • SHSU Bearkats' Quarterback Chris Bell (Courtesy DJ Shafer / GoBearkats.com)

    Bell Says ‘Kats Ready for the Big Game

    Sam Houston State quarterback Brian Bell believes the long break between the Bearkats’ semifinal victory over Montana Dec. 16 and the NCAA Division I National Championship game Jan. 7 has been beneficial for him and his teammates…

  • SHSU Football - Willie Fritz (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Building a Champion

    Willie Fritz is an optimist. When his first preseason camp as Sam Houston head football coach opened in August, 2010, Fritz handed each player a T-shirt with “OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE” emblazoned across the front.

    A month later, when the Bearkats stood 0-2 and had been outscored 90-17 in losses at Baylor and Western Illinois, many SHSU fans thought the shirt read “OPPORUNITY IS NOWHERE”

    But the coaching staff and the football team read the T-Shirt a different way….

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    It Only Gets Tougher From Here

    The further along in the playoffs they get and the smaller the number becomes of teams remaining alive, the Bearkats know that it won’t get any easier.

    That’ll certainly be the case when Sam Houston hosts Montana State in the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Saturday morning at Bowers Stadium…

  • SHSU Football - Sincere (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Sincere Multi-tasks at Wide Receiver

    For a player listed as wide receiver on the roster sheet, SHSU sophomore Richard Sincere holds a bit more responsibility when he’s on the field.

    Sometimes, the coaching staff might line Sincere up in the backfield where he’s most comfortable, often using his quarterback instincts to read opposing defensive schemes.

    Other times, Sincere lines up at wide out, where he is still a work in progress. But the most dangerous part of his arsenal is something the coaches can’t teach – explosiveness…

  • Bearkat Football 010 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    One Game At A Time

    It’s back to business as usual for the Bearkats.

    After getting a little time to enjoy the big win over McNeese State last Saturday, Sam Houston now has its attention squarely fixed on Lamar today.

    “Against McNeese, that was a real good game. We didn’t have a whole lot of good history against them going in,” Bearkats cornerback Bookie Sneed said following a chilly walk-through practice on Thursday.

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    Sophomore QB the Engine Keeping the Train Moving

    The Bearkats are a different football team with sophomore Brian Bell at quarterback. That was evident Saturday when Bell returned to action against Stephen F. Austin.

    Bell was sidelined in last week’s win over UTSA due to concussion-like symptoms, but returned healthy against SFA. The young quarterback gave a solid performance, completing 16-of-23 passes for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Bearkats’ 45-10 blowout victory….

  • SHSU Football 007 (Courtesy GoBearkats.com)

    Defense Earns National Rankings

    With 11 of the top 12 team leaders in tackles back from a squad that led the Southland Conference in rush defense last year, Sam Houston is putting up numbers that rank high in the NCAA Division I FCS national statistics.

    The Bearkat defense stands No. 2 nationally in rushing defense (42.0 yards per game), No. 3 in scoring defense (8.0), No. 7 in total defense (243.5) and No. 10 in quarterback sacks (3.5)…

  • Hornets vs Livingston (Courtesy Matt Weintritt / ItemOnline.com)

    Hornets Looking For Answers

    The Hornets had one of those weeks everyone would like to forget. On Friday, things went from bad to worse during a lopsided 50-13 loss to Livingston at Lion Stadium. Huntsville (0-3) let its final nondistrict game get out of hand quickly during the second quarter. The Lions (3-0) scored 34 points in that period. Livingston hit one big play after another and turned a tight defensive game into a blowout in the blink of an eye…