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A consistent winner at Troy

Published: Sunday, August 01, 2010, 6:07 AM

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The Press-Register and al.com are counting down the final days (34) until the first Saturday of the college football season on Sept. 4.

When Larry Blakeney accepted the head coaching position at Troy State University before the 1991 season, he had no idea all the changes that would take place during his tenure.

Blakeney, an assistant coach at Auburn for 14 seasons before to taking over the school now known as Troy, has led the Trojans from Division II to Division I-AA to the Football Bowl Subdivision, college football's top level of competition.
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Troy opens practice today

August 02, 2010
By Drew Champlin

And to celebrate Troy opening practice, which starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public (barring a last-second miracle, I’ll be there), I wrote THIS STORY on Troy wideout Jason Bruce.

I feel like Bruce has the Z-receiver position locked up. But let’s take a very quick look at the positions heading into fall camp. It’s late, so bear with me. I forgot to mention a starter on my defensive backs preview (thanks HemiMan for the heads up), so any questions, please leave a comment
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Trojan QBs battle for starting spot

By Drew Champlin | dchamplin@dothaneagle.com
Published: August 02, 2010

TROY — In the spring of 2008, Jamie Hampton had just been named Troy’s starting quarterback. A few months prior, Corey Robinson was on his way to setting a high school record with 91 touchdown passes in a single season.

This fall, they’re competing for that same starting quarterback spot. A lot has happened since the spring of 2008. That fall, Hampton suffered a serious knee injury in the Trojans’ fifth game. Robinson sat out that fall as a grayshirt, enrolled full-time in January 2009 and redshirted last year.

The two distanced themselves from a pack of four in the spring and enter this fall neck and neck for the No. 1 spot. Troy’s first practice was supposed to be Monday, but lightning derailed those plans and the offense did a walkthrough in Trojan Arena. The team will practice today at 6 p.m.
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Trojans Complete First Fall Practice
Taylor Bryan
8/3/2010 9:57:30 PM

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A day later than anticipated, the Troy Trojans dealt with some intense humidity and held their first practice of the 2010 fall season on Tuesday night under the lights at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The team was on the field for a little over two hours and took its first step forward in preparation for a run at a fifth-straight Sun Belt Conference title.

"Glad to get a practice in and we were able to get through it even though it was muggy with a lot of humidity," head coach Larry Blakeney said. "We have a long way to go. You see good things here and bad things on both sides. I think the first practice is always a blur."

"We should start seeing within two or three practices if these guys can handle the heat and remember anything they see in meetings."

The Trojans will hit the field next on Wednesday evening at 6 pm and hold their first scrimmage on Saturday at 2:30 pm. For more updates on Troy's preparation for the 2010 season stay tuned to all of the Troy Trojans blog network found HERE. You can also keep up with everything Troy athletics on Twitter @TroyAthletics.
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Troy University named Best in the Southeast

TROY – Troy University has been named among the best in the southeastern United States by The Princeton Review.

The designation marks the sixth year in a row TROY has been named to the list that includes only 623 colleges and universities nationwide and 133 colleges and university in the Southeast.

“This distinction underscores our philosophy at TROY that the most important thing we do is serve our students,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., the University’s chancellor.
The inclusion is the result of a survey that asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their experiences. Topics include: academics/administration, life at the school, their fellow students, and themselves. Surveys are conducted on campuses and via the Princeton Review website at which students have the option of completing a secure survey online.
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TroySID Follow updates from the 2010 Troy football camp on my blog at http://bit.ly/aDQnlo Photos available here: http://bit.ly/9JnhIH
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Thursday practice notes (with video)

August 05, 2010
By Drew Champlin

Here’s video with Blakeney. Notes are below the video
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It felt good when I got here this morning, but got hot and balmy in a hurry. Here’s some notes, and I’ll have video with head coach Larry Blakeney up later.

***Jamie Hampton ran with the 1s exclusively today. Corey Robinson did just that yesterday. From what I can tell, both look good with the 1s. Still too close to call.

***Jerrel Jernigan missed practice after his great aunt passed away. That allowed Jason Bruce to work at H and give Josh Jarboe and Jamel Johnson the snaps at Z. Johnson looks pretty good out there - made a diving catch on a Hampton pass where he fell on the ball and got the wind knocked out of him, but came back later and caught another deep ball from Hampton. Jarboe also made some nice plays.

***With Jernigan out, the main guys I saw returning kicks were Chris Anderson, Chip Reeves and DuJuan Harris.
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Troy notes: Extra weight hasn't slowed down Gill

By Drew Champlin
Published: August 05, 2010

TROY -- Troy wide receiver TeBiarus Gill came to camp weighing more than some defensive ends, but that hasn’t slowed him down.

Gill, who was inactive for much of the summer after suffering a concussion as a result of a car accident, checked in at 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds – up 15 from last season when he established himself as a physical presence in the Trojan offense.

Yet there he was in the Thursday morning heat, burning a first-team defensive back for a touchdown on a fade route.
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Troy WR Jernigan lighting up defenses in Sun Belt

Aug. 5, 2010
By Chad Reuter
NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst

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Last season, Jernigan caught 71 passes for 1,101
yards and four touchdowns for Troy. (US Presswire)


Don't tell Jerrel Jernigan that he can't do something. Eventually, he'll make you pay for your doubts.

Schools like Auburn considered offering a scholarship to the 5-foot-9, 180-pound Jernigan during his successful high school career. Then they reconsidered.

After his Eufaula High School team won the Alabama state 5A championship in 2006 as a quarterback, coaches projected him as a college receiver. And they weren't sure he could hold up to the rigors of an ACC or SEC schedule.

Three years and two first-team All-Sun Belt Conference seasons later, Troy is glad Auburn and many other programs decided to pass on Jernigan.
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Trojan defense shines in scrimmage

By Drew Champlin | dchamplin@dothaneagle.com
Published: August 07, 2010

TROY, Ala. -- TROY — Early in the summer, Troy’s offense fared quite well against the defense in 7-on-7 drills.

That was when no one was watching. In the Trojans’ first scrimmage of the fall Saturday, the defense showed they’re no joke despite having to replace eight starters.
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