1,420 talking about this. It's going to be interesting. Former Appalachian State head football coach Eli Drinkwitz was introduced as Missouri's 33rd head coach in program history Tuesday. I think he started a game or two at Coastal [Carolina]. We haven't seen them play with that coaching staff yet. Earlier in the day Saturday, Drinkwitz led Appalachian State to a 45-38 victory over Louisiana in the Sun Belt title game, pushing App State’s record to 12-1 under the first-year coach. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Slot to Appalachian State Mountaineers Newsletter. We've got some really talented young guys, but they're young. He has some maturity. The ones that can help us win, we'll get them on the field and go after it this year.”, On what he sees in Appalachian State:“I see a good football team. Appalachian State Offensive Coordinator Frank Ponce had his "first" press conference as the new Mountaineer playcaller, but it was hardly an unfamiliar setting for the six-season App State veteran. ... the conference said Wednesday night. The football season teetered between happening and not happening, but Appalachian State managed to get through it in this hectic year. Shawn Clark, admittedly, could not keep up with the social media posts. They've got a lot of experience. And if we just do that, I like our chances when the game ends.”, On matching up with their offense:“The thing that stood out to me the most was their O-line and how quick they were off the ball. Then defensively they've got a whole lot of guys that can play. ... the conference said Wednesday night. The coach that first year was Graydon Eggers. View the latest in Appalachian State Mountaineers, NCAA football news here. ... All College Football News 2020 Sun Belt Conference … Appalachian State Offensive Coordinator Frank Ponce had his "first" press conference as the new Mountaineer playcaller, but it was hardly an unfamiliar setting for the six-season App State … Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas (12) is knocked out of bounds, after making a first down, by Louisiana-Lafayette safety Bralen Trahan (24) during an NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Boone, N.C. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP, Pool) Football Press Conference: Appalachian State. Currently enrolled students receive complimentary tickets, and need to print their tickets for football and men's basketball games. JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 26, 2019) – With kickoff to the 2019 season just five days away, ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the first media luncheon of the year where they discussed the Bucs’ season opener at Appalachian State. Everything has been different, but it's going all right.”, On difficulty of Appalachian State’s defense:“I think defensively, like Coach Sanders said, their speed. I expect them to be better as the season goes on. Eliah Drinkwitz introduced as Appalachian State head football coach It's been a different transition. The OFFICIAL Facebook page of App State Football, North Carolina's championship football program. Myrtle Beach Bowl: Appalachian State (8-3) vs. North Texas (4-5), Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)Line: Appalachian State by 19 1/2. All other sporting events are free of charge and open to the public. They've got the leading rusher in their conference returning. Ethan Joyce Appalachian State football coach Shawn Clark held his weekly press conference on Monday. The Mountaineers competed as an independent before joining the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) North State Conference as a charter member in 1931. The final buzzer on Appalachian State’s football season came on Dec. 21, with the … Once you get to a point, loud is just loud. I expect it to be a challenge, and we're going to have to cue in on the quarterback's cadence and really listen to him. ETSU fans wanting to receive Buccaneer news, score updates, in-game promotions and much more sent to their mobile device can do so by signing up for “Buc Updates.” Click here to sign up today! I've had to work on some things normally I wouldn't have to do like: study a little bit more, watch film on other players, guys on my play, guys in the NFL; just kind of learn things like that. New Appalachian State football coach Shawn Clark applied a unique description of his team’s unstoppable running game in this unique 2020 season. Like Ben said, we don't really know what their new offensive coordinator's going to do so we can't really look at the film and know what to expect on Saturday.”, On how to play against the Mountaineers:“They still have a lot of the same players. The Greensboro News & Record reported Monday that in-person classes at Appalachian State won’t begin until Feb. 1. We're so young, we're going to continue to get better as the season goes on.”, On the youth of the team:“I've said it several times, we're so young. I've never been around a team this young. © 2005-2021 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Below are comments from Coach Sanders, Blackmon and Player: Sanders on how he feels heading into game one:“I remember the first game last year, gosh there were some things I saw out there on that field that scared me. On July 1, 2014, Appalachian State moved to the Sun Belt Conference. Like he'll still have that tendency no matter what scheme they do.”, On game one arriving: “That's what we came here for. JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 26, 2019) – With kickoff to the 2019 season just five days away, ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the first media luncheon of the year where they discussed the Bucs’ season opener at Appalachian State. I expect it to be loud. I've put in a lot of hours throughout the summer. Whenever you have more freshman than you do sophomores, juniors and seniors combined, it's interesting. We have ideas, but it's not exact. Get a summary of the Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. North Texas Mean Green football game. The Mountaineers finished 9 … Early history (1928–1970) Appalachian State began playing organized football in 1928. After last week’s 35-20 season-opening win over visiting Charlotte, the Mountaineers landed in the AP Top 25 poll. The official Football page for the Appalachian State University Mountaineers All Rights Reserved. You can just watch a player and pick up on his own tendencies. So that's a little bit different. They became the first team in North Carolina to win 13 games in a season; the first team to win its first five bowl games; achieved a new App State and Sun Belt record for an AP Top 25 ranking at No. 1️⃣ꜱᴛ ᴛɪᴍᴇ 1️⃣ꜱᴛ ᴛᴇᴀᴍ! Schematically, it was kind of hard to pinpoint what they're going to do and how they're going to line up. Myrtle Beach Bowl: Appalachian State 56, Tulane 28. What they've been able to accomplish is absolutely phenomenal. They've got their leading receiver returning, most of their offensive line returning. There's some of them that will end up helping us this year. They're not the biggest team, but the speed is a big concern for me. Eliah Drinkwitz Preseason Press Conference. Since moving up to FBS from the Southern Conference in 2014, Appalachian State is 56-17. They have got a quarterback returning who threw for over 2000 yards and 20 touchdowns. (0:52) College Football News I started last spring working on it and we were working throughout the summer. Trending news, game recaps, highlights, player information, rumors, videos and more from FOX Sports. That is two weeks later than originally planned. Head coach Randy Sanders, redshirt- senior defensive lineman Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C. )and redshirt-senior offensive lineman Ben Blackmon (Newberry, S.C.) met the media on Monday inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Tips for Athletic Boosters (Do's and Don'ts). Clark and the Mountaineers try to keep cooking up wins Saturday at Marshall. There are several of them that will definitely benefit if they can redshirt because they’ll be a better player when they're 22 than they are when they're 17 or 18. So, the only uncertainty is really just the scheme of how, which they play with. Ponce covers the decision to return after two seasons at Louisville, how the App State scheme translated in the ACC, his process for getting to know an entirely new quarterback room, and how his previous tenure at App State helped prepare him for this accelerated role. Camerun Peoples has record-setting day vs. North Texas (1:59) Camerun Peoples rushes for 319 yards and five touchdowns as Appalachian State overpowers North Texas 56-28. They're a fast defense when you look at them on film. Appalachian State and North Texas start the COVID-19 college football bowl season in the first-ever Myrtle Beach Bowl on Monday. It will play in a fifth consecutive bowl game and is in line for a fourth season of 10 or more wins. He's not 17, 18 years old. It's going to be a different challenge from what they've seen, this fall. Series record: First meeting. Football Press Conference: Appalachian State. App State has a first-team FBS All-American for the first time with CB Shemar Jean-Charles' honor from the Walter Camp Football Foundation. If you got one open you got to be able to hit him. North Texas QB Austin Aune was out due to COVID concerns. They're a fast football team on both sides. Pretty much everybody that's on the depth chart listed as a starter played in 12 or 13 games last year for them. The Mountaineers have won all five of their bowl games since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision before the 2015 season. Peoples gained 319 yards and scored five touchdowns on 23 carries to lead Appalachian State to a 56-28 win. Appalachian State gets the safety after Louisiana long snapper Paul Boudreaux snaps the ball over the punter's head into the end zone. But definitely their speed.”, On staying composed in a noisy environment:“I think I saw the other day it was a 30,000-seat stadium, so it’s going to be pretty full. You look, they made the transition from FCS to FBS, and they've been to four bowl games in a row. That's why we are putting all those hours in during camp. Appalachian State has some really talented receivers. Why Bet On Appalachian State Appalachian State has gone 8-3 overall and 6-2 in Sun Belt Conference play to finish second in the East division. I'm anxious to see how we play in the first game but I know that we're going to continue to get better. Appalachian State fields varsity teams in 17 sports, 7 for men and 10 for women. 20; and was ranked in the College Football Playoff rankings for the first time in school and Sun Belt history. They' got a quarterback returning. However, we got a whole lot better as the season went on by the time we got to Jacksonville State. Let's take care of ETSU and let's be the best team ETSU can be on that day. Coastal Carolina's Michael McFarlane reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in … I think since they went to FBS they are 21-3 at home. I do think our passing attack and just what they see, the different route combinations, things like that, will have them pretty well prepared. The Mountaineers have won all five of their bowl games since joining the Football Bowl … I have to learn a lot and put a lot of work in. It was a late scratch, but Jason Bean is experienced enough to step in and be fine, but he got banged up early.He ended up completing 21-of-36 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns with a pick – he did what he could. It doesn't matter how many are in the air. I think we're getting faster, but we're not where they are yet from a speed standpoint. © 2021 East Tennessee State Athletics. 10. The football team competes in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly I-A, as a result of the transition to the Sun Belt. They have the same players, so all players have tendencies. We knew it was going to be a long process, but we're here now so we're ready to go out and play.”, On moving from guard to center:“It's been hard playing guard for four years and then moving over to center now that Pyke's gone. It can't get lackadaisical from that standpoint. “We have […] CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Camerun Peoples and Appalachian State began college football's virus-impacted bowl season with a record-breaking show at the Myrtle Beach Bowl on Monday.Peoples ran for a bowl-record 317 yards and tied another mark with five rushing touchdowns to lead the Mountaineers past North Texas 56-28.“This is probably one of the most memorable football … WHAT’S AT STAKEAppalachian State looks to keep its perfect postseason record intact. He's been around a little bit. But I do think the speed is going to be a little bit of a shock to them.”, On why Chance Thrasher won the starting job:“He is an athletic guy. Get team statistics for the Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. North Texas Mean Green football game. Get a summary of the Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Texas State Bobcats football game. To make that transition and to do what they've done, go 21-3 at home, win four bowl games in your first four years of eligibility, it's going to be a challenge.”, On how the secondary will fair against the Mountaineers:“They're going to be tested unlike what they've been tested so far this fall camp. It doesn't matter what color their jersey is, what the name is on the helmet, or logo, or anything else. APP STATE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR FRANK PONCE. He hits what he throws at more than the rest of them did. ... the conference said Wednesday night. The Mountaineers will make their bowl game appearance fresh off a 34-26 road win over Georgia Southern on Dec. 12. Get the latest Appalachian State Football news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report The first thing a quarterback has to do is be able to hit what he throws at. I don't know if anybody's ever done that. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. and the game will air on ESPN. They do a lot of zone stuff so it's either to the left or to the right but they just take really quick steps. The 2019 football season saw the Mountaineers break records. Appalachian State running back Camerun Peoples (6) runs past North Texas defensive back Upton Stout (18) during the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C. Head coach Randy Sanders, redshirt- senior defensive lineman Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C. ) … The wrestling team remains in the Southern Conference because the Sun Belt does not sponsor the sport. 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