Over in Huntsville, the Sam Houston State football team opened fall camp Friday morning. Head coach K.C. Keeler and company have a little over 20 practices to get things in order before the season opener on September 8th.

Unlike the couple past years, the Bearkats must settle on a new quarterback and overall nearly 40 percent of the team is brand new so fall camp does have a different feel to it.

But with that said, Sam Houston is receiving plenty of love ahead of the 2018 season as the Kats are the preseason favorite in the Southland Conference and ranked number four in the STATS FCS national poll.

Since 2011, only North Dakota State, Alabama, and Clemson have more wins than the Bearkats and they will try to make the FCS playoffs for an unreal eighth straight year.

To do that, Keeler and new offensive coordinator Ryan Carty need to find a replacement for two-time national player of the year in quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe. The good news, three guys are competing in camp and the head man feels good about Mike Dare, Ty Brock, and Eric Schmid.