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2009 Campaign Begins

Posted Sunday, August 09, 2009 by staff
Sunday, August 9-Oklahoma Panhandle State University Aggies opened their 90th football campaign by greeting a squad of 132 players for their first workout at 7AM this morning. The team will go through practices wearing only helmets, shorts and practice jerseys for the first three days. The workout was spirited with a host of 70 returneees on hand to greet 62 newcomers.
 
“We have a good mix or returning veterans, as well as some talented newcomers.” Stated Aggie head football coach Mike Wyatt.
 
The Aggies ran through drills for two hours before being feated at a brunch sponsored by the OPSU Baptist Student Union. Then afternoon meetings were held by both offensive and defensive units to be topped off with a walk-thru session in the evening.
 
“We were blessed with a cool morning and an overall cloudy day that helped hold temperatures down a bit.” Stated Aggie head athletic trainer Brian Lankford.
 
The bright spots of the early practice looked to some of the newcomers. Offensively, the Aggie coaching staff were impressed with junior college transfer wide receiver Doug Williams from Foothill  College in California. Williams impressed with both his speed and hands making for a good target with his 6’4” frame. Also impressing in early going were juco offensive line transfers Danny Smith from Coffeyville and Brian Armendariz from East Los Angeles College.  
 
Defensive, the Aggie coaches remarked that newcomer Harrison Harris from Delta College in California showed some sparks, as well as freshman newcomer Jonahtan Teseriero from Dallas Bishop Lynch High School.

From the special teams, coaches had praise for newcomer kicker Brian Holman, a freshman from Garber, Oklahoma.
 
“I think you always are more interested in what the new players will show early. You know what your veterans can do. You just are more tuned in to see how the new guys may offer some help.   We have a long way to go before we will know what this team will be like. We are still playing flag football until the pads go on.” Added Wyatt.
 

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