Fourroux Out Indefinitely? Spring Football Reports & UFA Signings
by, 04-27-2010 at 02:12 PM (1734 Views)
Injuries this time of year are something that no one wants, especially as players battle for positioning on the depth chart and coaches plot a course of action for next season's recruiting class.
Falling under the radar with the other happenings in the league is the story that the football future of [url=http://www.mcneesesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=93660&SPID=11448&DB_OEM_ID=22000&ATCLID=204932284]McNeese quarterback Zack Fourroux is in question[/url].
The signal caller was expected to compete for the starting role in August for the Cowboys and suffered a back injury, according to the release issued on Apr. 19. Since the release, no further information has been made available through the school's web site or any of the local media.
Fourroux did not play in the Pokes' [url=http://www.mcneesesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=93660&SPID=11448&DB_OEM_ID=22000&ATCLID=204930751]Spring Game[/url], which saw a 16-for-23 outing by Cody Stroud, who threw for 163 yards.
Fourroux played quarterback and defensive end in high school, redshirting his first year at McNeese and his older brother, Derrick, was a four-year starter for the Pokes.
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[b]Spring Football Recaps[/b]
Spring football around the league will be concluding shortly. Nicholls will wrap up their spring football slate today with a scrimmage, which was postponed from over the weekend. Here are a brief recap of recent spring games.
• Central Arkansas head coach Clint Conque watched from the sidelines as the Bears' offense [url=http://www.ucasports.com/sport.asp?action=news&sportid=1&article=3708]scored three touchdowns and a pair of field goals[/url] in their spring game. Stars of the game included running back Jackie Hinton, who rushed 10 times for 54 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Nathan Dick, who completed 16 passes for 218 yards. If needed, Eddie Carmona made two kicks, including one from 42 yards out.
• Northwestern State took in the [url=http://www.nsudemons.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=93049&SPID=11371&ATCLID=204934643&DB_OEM_ID=20000]Delaney Bowl[/url] last week and head coach Bradley Dale Peveto is looking for some leaders to turn the tide next year. The MVP of the game from an offensive perspective with Phillip Harvey, who had three catches for 27 yards. Defensively, it was Mike Adams, who had a sack and a batted down pass. Not overlooked, kicker John Shaughnessey had a 50-yard field goal to go along with makes from 28 and 35 yards out. Two other kickers - Nic Russo and Jerad Hayes - made from over 40 yards out as well.
• Sam Houston State brought to an end their spring with the annual [url=http://www.gobearkats.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=92955&SPID=11345&DB_OEM_ID=19900&ATCLID=204935510]Orange and White game[/url] at Bowers Stadium. Head coach Willie Fritz continues to get a hold of what he has and the defense was victorious. The top two quarterbacks heading into the summer are Bryan Randolph and Greg Sprowls. At this point, there is no word to confirm that Auburn quarterback [url=http://www.collegesportingnews.com/entry.php?65-Bearkats-Set-to-Begin-Camp-as-Bears-Right-in-the-Midst-of-the-Action]Tyrik Rollison plans to transfer in[/url].
• Southeastern Louisiana also had a defensive showcase against the high-powered offense in the their annual [url=http://www.lionsports.net/news/2010/4/24/FB_0424100042.aspx]Spring Game[/url]. Two players - Robert Alford and Craig Duronslet - each intercepted a pair of passes, representing 4 of 7 picks on the day for the Lions' defense. Tyler Beatty was 15-for-27 for 99 yards and added a 20-yard rushing touchdown. Other quarterback B.J. Young was 21-for-31 for 141 yards, plus scoring on an 18 yard run.
• Stephen F. Austin's first-team or what was primarily the first team, accounted for six touchdowns (four passing and two rushing) in a 42-0 victory in the [url=http://sfajacks.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/042410aaa.html]Purple and White Game[/url] in Nacogdoches, Texas. Jeremy Moses was 10-for-15 for 95 yards and a touchdown to lead the Purple offense while the defense stepped up for the purple squad, allowing just five first downs in the threet quarters of play. SFA continues to run the ball well on the offensive end, with the team's running backs combining for 55 yards on 10 carries.
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Speaking of spring football, UTSA head coach Larry Coker made a [url=http://hamptonroads.com/2010/04/odus-wilder-now-coach-answers]visit to Old Dominion's spring drills[/url]. Another startup program, ODU hit the field last year and will return for a second season under head coach Bobby Wilder this year.
According to the article, Coker sought a plan from Wilder on how to run practice at first, especially since the team will be going at it for the entire fall against themselves and not opposition.
Coker was not alone in the trip to Norfolk, Va. On a private jet owned by Roadrunners booster Jim Bodenstedt, the UTSA head coach was joined by director of football operations Shane Elder, the team's equipment manager and athletic director Lynn Hickey.
This group seems to be ahead of the game in their quest to reach the next level, which all indications point are C-USA.
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Lastly, we reported in our last blog about the drafting of [url=http://www.collegesportingnews.com/entry.php?70-Hart-Drafted-by-Jags-Expansion-amp-Realignment-in-the-SLC]Larry Hart to the Jacksonville Jaguars[/url]. Several other SLC players will have a chance to play at the next level. Entering today, here's a list of SLC players who have signed on to other teams...
Dominique Daniels, CB, Nicholls State (Atlanta Falcons)
Antonio Robinson, WR, Nicholls State (Chicago Bears)
Tim Knicky, LB, Stephen F. Austin (Green Bay Packers)
Isaiah Greenhouse, LB, Northwestern State (Houston Texans)
Aaron Rhea, WR, Stephen F. Austin (Minnesota Vikings)