NDSU football fall camp opened this morningFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Ready or not, here comes football season. Both NDSU and UND opened up fall camp this morning.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Ready or not, here comes football season. Both NDSU and UND opened up fall camp this morning.
The Bison were moved to the Ellig Sports complex, because Dacotah Field is the new home for soccer and the new astroturf is still being installed on their practice field.
For the Bison, expectations couldn't be higher, with 26 seniors and back-to-back national titles on the resume.
2012 championship game MVP Travis Beck was suited up, but only watched practice.
Not because of suspension from the incident earlier this summer, but because of concussion-like symptoms according to Head Coach Craig Bohl.
Meanwhile, the excitement surrounding the team is only aided
by a marquee season opening opponent in Big Twelve foe Kansas State.
Grant Olson- NDSU SR. Linebacker: "I think that a lot of the talent we have is going to get us better prepared for it. Guys like Ryan Smith going up against Marcus Williams every single play is only going to make them better. You know, having Andrew Grothmann go against us linebackers and blocking us is only going to make us better and Billy Turner and all of these guys. The competition we have is really going to get us ready for a very tough first game."
Brock Jensen- NDSU SR. Quarterback: "Being able to stay healthy is the biggest thing. We are implementing some new plays and some new formations. So, we just need to get familiar with that. I just want to get familiar with my group of guys that I'm working with this year."
A pair of injury notes: Bohl says safety Colten Heagle looks 100 percent recovered from the ACL injury he suffered last year against Colorado State.
And defensive tackle Leevon Perry was held out of practice, but did some light running as he recovers from an ACL injury.