INside The Walls of Troy - Printable Version
+- CSNbbs (http://csnbbs.com)
+-- Forum: Active Boards (/forum-769.html)
+--- Forum: SunBeltbbs (/forum-317.html)
+---- Forum: Sun Belt Conference Talk (/forum-296.html)
+---- Thread: INside The Walls of Troy (/thread-442716.html)
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 05-31-2012 05:47 PM
Three football players gone
Troy head football coach Larry Blakeney said that quarterback Luke Barnes, linebacker Brandon Powe and safety Angelo Hadley wouldn't be back with the team.
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 06-08-2012 02:00 PM
Friday's football story
This is the story in Friday's paper after talking to coach Larry Blakeney at the kids camp here in Dothan. I don't know if it's all that groundbreaking, but nice to read about football after the spring sports season winds to an end. It's on dothaneagle.com HERE.
BY DREW CHAMPLIN | firstname.lastname@example.org
Troy head football coach Larry Blakeney had some time to reflect on the state of his team in between sessions of his annual football camp at Rip Hewes Stadium on Thursday.
The camp was for kids ages 6-13, as they learned fundamentals of the game from Troy’s coaching staff. It was a nice bridge between spring practice, offseason recruiting and preparing for the start of fall camp in August.
“We’re holding on and making sure everyone’s qualified before we bring in the young guys,” Blakeney said. “They’re working out. We’re starting our throwing schedule. Coaches just got off the road.
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 06-18-2012 09:10 AM
Blakeney on the recruiting budget
By now, you may have read the ESPN piece on The Cost of Recruiting, where all the FBS schools had their recruiting budgets listed over the past two years.
Troy's was at $87,330 for 2011 and $81,816 for 2010.
To contrast, here's the other schools in the Sun Belt and how much they spent on recruiting over the last two years.
ARKANSAS STATE - $123,086 - $99,353
FAU - $111,456 - $98,372
FIU - $183,748 - $124,672
ULL - $132,922 - $128,590
ULM - $44,057 - N/A
MIDDLE TENNESSEE - $203,596 - $164,343
NORTH TEXAS - $126,064 - $115,011
TROY - $87,330 - $81,816
WESTERN KENTUCKY - $170,323 - $149,541
I'm not sure why Troy's is a good bit lower than most schools, but head coach Larry Blakeney said he's never had any constraints on recruiting.
"There's never been anywhere we couldn't go," Blakeney said. "I've never been told I couldn't go anywhere, and neither have my coaches. I've never had a problem with that and never had to beg for money."
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 06-18-2012 09:14 AM
Blakeney wants upgrade for Troy football, but money must come first
Larry Blakeney wants some improvements to the football facilities, and he's not shy about how he feels. Read it in Monday's print edition of the Dothan Eagle or on dothaneagle.com HERE.
BY DREW CHAMPLIN | email@example.com
TROY – Troy head football coach Larry Blakeney isn’t hiding the fact that he wants improvements to Troy’s facilities.
The last time Veterans Memorial Stadium had work done was in 2003, when an $18 million project resulted in the six-story tower that Troy sells hard to this date. Since then, each sport except golf, Blakeney said, has undergone facility renovations.
“We can be stonewalled or we can stonewall,” Blakeney said. “Sooner or later, you’ve got to invest in facilities or you get left behind.
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 06-19-2012 09:51 AM
Five Questions With Drew Champlin about Bears UDFA James Brown
by Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. on May 11, 2012 11:00 AM CDT in Five Questions With...
I really hope you're not late to Windy City Gridiron's Five Questions With... series. We've had Q&As published all week about some of the Bears rookies, and to borrow a sports metaphor, we plan to finish strong. Today we're talking with Drew Champlin about Chicago Bears undrafted free agent offensive lineman James Brown. Champlin is the beat writer that covers Troy athletics for the Dothan Eagle, which is a daily newspaper that serves Dothan, Alabama and it's surrounding communities, and he also maintains the Dothan Eagle Troy Blog.
Windy City Gridiron - The big question that most Bears fans have is why did a kid that most experts predicted to be a 3rd round pick fall all the way out of the draft?
Drew Champlin - I guess he could be considered a "tweener," playing tackle at the college level and doing it very well, but being the size of an NFL guard. Maybe some red flags came up and teams were concerned on using an early round draft pick. Regardless of the reason, Brown has a chance to prove everyone wrong and still make a nice living for himself.
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 06-25-2012 09:33 AM
2013 Commit List
This blog post will be pinned on the right side and updated with commitments for the 2013 signing class. All commitments are non-binding until a letter of intent is signed next February.
Johnathan Boring (Lexington, S.C.)
Brett Medforth (Sylacauga, Ala.)
Taylor Edwards (Water Valley, Miss.)
Clark Quisenberry (WR - Enterprise, Ala.)
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 06-26-2012 09:11 AM
Troy Finalizes 2013 Non-Conference Football Schedule
6/26/2012 9:10:00 AM
TROY, Ala. –Troy will have six home football games for the second straight season as Alcorn State will visit Veterans Memorial Stadium on Sept. 7, 2013, in a one-game deal, Troy Director of Athletics Steve Dennis announced Tuesday.
Troy will open the season with back-to-back home games for the first time since 2005 as the Trojans open the year against UAB on Aug. 31. Troy's other two non-conference games for the 2013 season are road contests against Mississippi State (Sept. 21) and Ole Miss (Nov. 16).
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 06-27-2012 11:09 AM
Enterprise's Quisenberry commits to Troy
By: Drew Champlin | Dothan Eagle
Published: June 26, 2012
Enterprise athletic director Kevin Collins called Clark Quisenberry one of the most tenacious players he’s ever coached.
Quisenberry, a rising senior football player for the Wildcats, will take that tenacity to Troy. He gave the Trojans a verbal commitment for the 2013 signing class. He earned honorable mention all-state honors as a tight end last year, but the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Quisenberry is being recruited by the Trojans as an inside receiver.
Quisenberry, strong in his faith, said he wouldn’t be a distraction off the field.
“First off, I love Jesus Christ and he’s my Savior,” Quisenberry said. “I want everybody to know that I’m going to be one of those guys who does things the right way. They won’t have to worry about me off the field. I’ll give everything I have to the team and I’m a guy who wants us to succeed.”
On the field, though, Quisenberry didn’t back down in regards to Collins’ comments about his tenacity.
“I’ll just say that when I’m playing, if a guy on the other team is a friend, he’s not my friend when we step inside the lines,” Quisenberry said. “Even in practice, it’s the same way. Unless he’s on my side of the ball.”
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 06-27-2012 08:55 PM
Montgomery OL commits to TROY That be number five
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 06-30-2012 05:18 PM
Vols’ 2012 opponent look ahead: Troy
By Daniel Lewis
Published Friday, June 29th 2012
Three matchups to watch in 2012:
1. Tennessee’s secondary vs. Troy’s passing attack
It’s no secret Blakeney’s squad loves to throw the football. The Trojans finished No. 17 in the nation in 2011 with 291 passing yards per game. Much of the passing game talent returns for another shot at success in 2012. That group starts with junior quarterback Corey Robinson. Robinson has more than 7,000 yards passing in his two seasons at Troy.