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. Shawn Clark, admittedly, could not keep up with the social media posts. It doesn't matter what color their jersey is, what the name is on the helmet, or logo, or anything else. He's not 17, 18 years old. We have ideas, but it's not exact. Appalachian State looks to keep its perfect postseason record intact. 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. What they've been able to accomplish is absolutely phenomenal. The 2019 football season saw the Mountaineers break records. You never really know until you get on in that situation and get them under fire but here we go.”, On what he tells the players heading into Boone:“I tell the players: this is game one, and whoever we play is whoever we play. It will play in a fifth consecutive bowl game and is in line for a fourth season of 10 or more wins. We haven't seen them play with that coaching staff yet. North Texas QB Austin Aune was out due to COVID concerns. They have the same players, so all players have tendencies. The Greensboro News & Record reported Monday that in-person classes at Appalachian State won’t begin until Feb. 1. 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've got their leading receiver returning, most of their offensive line returning. Then defensively they've got a whole lot of guys that can play. “We have […] 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 … The Mountaineers will make their bowl game appearance fresh off a 34-26 road win over Georgia Southern on Dec. 12. I started last spring working on it and we were working throughout the summer. Ethan Joyce Appalachian State football coach Shawn Clark held his weekly press conference on Monday. After last week’s 35-20 season-opening win over visiting Charlotte, the Mountaineers landed in the AP Top 25 poll. Series record: First meeting. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Slot to Appalachian State Mountaineers Newsletter. The Mountaineers finished 9 … It'd be interesting to see how he really responds, how he handles the situation. I think he started a game or two at Coastal [Carolina]. You can just watch a player and pick up on his own tendencies. 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. Get a summary of the Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. North Texas Mean Green football game. For more information on Buccaneer football, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the football page. 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. Appalachian State has some really talented receivers. The coach that first year was Graydon Eggers. That is two weeks later than originally planned. 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. I expect them to be better as the season goes on. ... the conference said Wednesday night. Clark and the Mountaineers try to keep cooking up wins Saturday at Marshall. Appalachian State Athletics charges admission for football, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball and wrestling. APP STATE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR FRANK PONCE. Like he'll still have that tendency no matter what scheme they do.”, On game one arriving: “That's what we came here for. ... All College Football News 2020 Sun Belt Conference … I do think our passing attack and just what they see, the different route combinations, things like that, will have them pretty well prepared. 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. 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) Appalachian State gets the safety after Louisiana long snapper Paul Boudreaux snaps the ball over the punter's head into the end zone. Schematically, it was kind of hard to pinpoint what they're going to do and how they're going to line up. 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. © 2021 East Tennessee State Athletics. The wrestling team remains in the Southern Conference because the Sun Belt does not sponsor the sport. They're a fast football team on both sides. Get a summary of the Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Texas State Bobcats football game. 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. I'm anxious to see how we play in the first game but I know that we're going to continue to get better. 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. 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. 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. ... the conference said Wednesday night. I expect them to grow and to mature. New Appalachian State football coach Shawn Clark applied a unique description of his team’s unstoppable running game in this unique 2020 season. Former Appalachian State head football coach Eli Drinkwitz was introduced as Missouri's 33rd head coach in program history Tuesday. They' got a quarterback returning. It's going to be a different challenge from what they've seen, this fall. They've got the leading rusher in their conference returning. The first thing a quarterback has to do is be able to hit what he throws at. All Rights Reserved. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Tips for Athletic Boosters (Do's and Don'ts). There's some of them that will end up helping us this year. All other sporting events are free of charge and open to the public. Since moving up to FBS from the Southern Conference in 2014, Appalachian State is 56-17. I don't know if anybody's ever done that. I mean, 10,000 people can be as loud as 30,000 if everybody's being loud.”. Myrtle Beach Bowl: Appalachian State 56, Tulane 28. Eliah Drinkwitz Preseason Press Conference. The OFFICIAL Facebook page of App State Football, North Carolina's championship football program. He's been around a little bit. Let's take care of ETSU and let's be the best team ETSU can be on that day. He hits what he throws at more than the rest of them did. 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. The football season teetered between happening and not happening, but Appalachian State managed to get through it in this hectic year. View the latest in Appalachian State Mountaineers, NCAA football news here. WHAT’S AT STAKEAppalachian State looks to keep its perfect postseason record intact. 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. Appalachian State and North Texas start the COVID-19 college football bowl season in the first-ever Myrtle Beach Bowl on Monday. Early history (1928–1970) Appalachian State began playing organized football in 1928. 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! 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. So, the only uncertainty is really just the scheme of how, which they play with. Once you get to a point, loud is just loud. Whenever you have more freshman than you do sophomores, juniors and seniors combined, it's interesting. They have got a quarterback returning who threw for over 2000 yards and 20 touchdowns. Football Press Conference: Appalachian State. 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. The Mountaineers have won all five of their bowl games since joining the Football Bowl … The official Football page for the Appalachian State University Mountaineers 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. They're a fast defense when you look at them on film. 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. We've got some really talented young guys, but they're young. The final buzzer on Appalachian State’s football season came on Dec. 21, with the … It's been a different transition. 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. © 2005-2021 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 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. So that's a little bit different. I expect it to be loud. 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. ... the conference said Wednesday night. That's why we are putting all those hours in during camp. It can't get lackadaisical from that standpoint. Pretty much everybody that's on the depth chart listed as a starter played in 12 or 13 games last year for them. You look, they made the transition from FCS to FBS, and they've been to four bowl games in a row. If you got one open you got to be able to hit him. I have to learn a lot and put a lot of work in. He has some maturity. On July 1, 2014, Appalachian State moved to the Sun Belt Conference. It doesn't matter how many are in the air. Peoples gained 319 yards and scored five touchdowns on 23 carries to lead Appalachian State to a 56-28 win. Get team statistics for the Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. North Texas Mean Green football game. It's going to be interesting. They're not the biggest team, but the speed is a big concern for me. The Mountaineers have won all five of their bowl games since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision before the 2015 season. Appalachian State fields varsity teams in 17 sports, 7 for men and 10 for women. They've got a lot of experience. 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