The Frogs also have a lot of returning starters on defense, but there are drastic changes on offense. There are new co-coordinators Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie, and a choice of Trevone Boykin or Texas A&M graduate transfer Matt Joeckel to be the starting quarterback. Patterson says both quarterbacks will play in the opener.
Sophomore Josh Carraway and junior Mike Tuaua used the August practices to beat out the defensive end starters from the spring, James McFarland and Terrell Lathan, providing encouragement that the Frogs can replace Fields’ edge rushing skills by committee as they prepare to open the season Saturday against Samford.
The Samford Bulldogs open their 2014 season with a trip to play Big 12 member TCU in Fort Worth, Tex. The game is slated for a 6 p.m. kickoff.
Behind a balanced attack from veteran leadership and powerful newcomers, the No.1 Penn State women's volleyball team (1-0) opened the 2014 season with a straight-set victory (25-10, 25-17, 25-17) against TCU (0-1) in Rec Hall Friday evening.