“Aztecs Football…A Critical Spring”
Was it a 1-off bad season or the beginning signs of slippage in San Diego State’s football program?
That’s why this spring football schedule is so important to Brady Hoke.
It might be a launching point for SDSU to join the Pac 12 Conference in months. It might be the turning point to return to dominance in the Mountain West Conference. Or it might be a dropoff in a program that has peaked.
The Red-Black Spring game is next with tons of questions yet to be answered.
All this after suffering thru a disappointing debut season at Snapdragon Stadium; wretched play at quarterback; injuries and player defections; and the sordid alledge sexual assault incident hanging over the team from the 2021 season And all that piled on top of the Covid years.
Looks like a rebuild year on the field, and a rebuild for credibility too with the community and student body.
Coach Brady Hoke:
Aztecs nation is doing pretty good
Looking forward to spring scrimmage..had good spring
We are really a young team on both OL-DL fronts
We are not perfect but we have worked thru it
7-6 last year is not good enough
We want to live in 12-2 world
Being in Snapdragon on Thursday scrimmage will be good
Biggest question-development from offensive perspective
Ryan Lindley playbook will look alot like Utah
Use of tight ends-peersonnel groupings..mistmatches
Load one extra blocker
The QB run game is part of our new look
Transfers coming in May to aid the offense
Norv Turner visited practice and with Lindley
We may lose players in spring break
Jaylen Maden has had really good days and some not very good days
Must learn to read defenses better and not hold ball as long as he had
We have young offensive lineman to see what they can do
We rotate alot of people in defensive front
Have to replace 3-linebackers too..led by Cody Moon as replacements
Linebackers and back end are strength of our defense
Garrett Fountain has grown into starting DE
So disappointed not getting it done in how we play football
Disappointed for our senior class it did not get done for those guys
Transfer portal have 3-or-4 scholarships…
Need depth at WR and OC in transfer portal
Very colorful schedule…gonna play it no matter what
Front end schedule is loaded with home games and 2-bye weeks too