Tahlequah Daily Press

Sports

April 19, 2013

Thomas takes over young WR group at NSU

(Continued)

3 things to watch at NSU spring game

1. Ethan James’ transition to left tackle.
Michael Bowie’s brief, one-year stint in Tahlequah is over. He served his time well, protecting the left side of NSU’s offense after transferring from Oklahoma State. Now, after playing at right tackle in 2012, it’s James’ turn to protect Johnny Deaton’s blind side. James has always earned high praise around NSU’s camp, now it’s time to see if those words are warranted.

2. Wide receivers that separate themselves. It’s a who’s who of wide receivers in 2013. Wait, no it’s not. It’s a "who’s that?" instead. NSU is established at quarterback (Deaton) and running back with Joel Rockmore and Terrence Dixon. Now it’s time to find out who will emerge as the next play-making wide receiver. The candidates include Cruz Williams, Prince McJunkins, Brennen Evans, Jordan Robinson, Steffon Herd, Aaron Kirkpatrick and Luke Franklin.

3. Kinley Choute’s and Faafetai Te’o’s return to the defensive line. Both standouts were missed up front last season. Now, after what’s been described as impressive springs, the pair of defensive tackles return to bolster NSU’s pass rush and run stuffing.

Text Only
Sports
Poll

Do you believe school administrators and college presidents in Oklahoma are paid too much?

Strongly agree.
Somewhat agree.
Somewhat disagree.
Strongly disagree.
Undecided.
     View Results
Press Sports Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires
Stocks