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  1. UTEP football: Defense shines in UTEP spring gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | El Paso Times

    EL PASO TIMES UTEP freshman wide receiver Tyler Batson is tackled by defensive back Traun Roberson during their Spring Game Friday at the Sun Bowl. In a way, the upshot of the UTEP football team's spring game is exactly what should happen when a team is casting about for a new quarterback.

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  2. UTEP football: "Spring Game" previewRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | Miner Rush

    The reality of Friday's spring game is that it's not really a game with a running game clock and score, but a glorified practice aimed at fans in getting a first look at the 2015 Miners. None of the less, it's a big time opportunity for one more practice filled with hard work, fine tuning, and progress, and most important: one more day of coaches' evaluation in attempts of setting a layout for the 2015 depth chart heading into the summer.

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  3. UTEP football: Two DBs, offensive tackle make moves in springRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | El Paso Times

    UTEP quarterback Ryan Metz, top center in red, calls out signals at the line of scrimmage. Outside of a quarterback competition that never seemed competitive, this has been one of the calmest springs in UTEP history, a March and April where the Miners talked about finding backups and building depth.

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  4. Miner tailbacks have strong day in scrimmageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | El Paso Times

    One of the few big position battles this spring is at backup tailback, and that got muddied in Friday's scrimmage for the best reason of all: Both Treyvon Hughes and David Hamm looked good. Settling this isn't urgent, as Jeremiah Laufasa will join the mix in the fall and the 10 carries per game that will go to Aaron Jones' backup is most likely to be determined by production early in the season when all three will split time.

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  5. UTEP football: Veteran line looks for new tackle, depthRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | El Paso Times

    At least on the top row of UTEP's depth chart, those two don't sync this spring, as four of the five line starters return to a unit that was the strength of the offense last year, and a fifth, new left tackle Chris Thomas, was starting by the end of 2014 when Derek Elmendorff broke his leg. That adds up to a settled spring in the offensive trench, which on the balance is a supremely good asset for a group that will be protecting a new quarterback.

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  6. UTEP football notes: Kugler says quarterbacks still even entering third week of spring practiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | El Paso Times

    After watching film of what ended up being a 110-play scrimmage, coach Sean Kugler said the three quarterbacks were still deadlocked, but he did single out some players for having good days. On the defensive line he cited the play of Roy Robertson-Harris, Nick Usher and Christian Harper, at linebacker Trey Brown and Alvin Jones and in the secondary Kelvin Fisher, Jr. On offense he like the days tight end M.J. McFarland and receiver Jaquan White had, but he said there were too many errors on the line.

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  7. UTEP football: Quarterback competition fierce in scrimmageRead the original story

    Friday Mar 20 | Miner Rush

    A big step in further answering the million dollar UTEP football quarterback competition question took place Friday morning in the Sun Bowl. UTEP conducted its first live scrimmage of the spring, competitively covering situations, and personnel in a very spirited almost two hour work out that pitted the defense versus the offense.

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  8. UTEP footballRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | El Paso Times

    As a general rule that approaches an axiom, when a team loses its two-deep at a position, it rebuilds there. That should have been the plan at a tight end spot that has always been a strength for UTEP, as four-year standout Eric Tomlinson left for the NFL, as did his backup Katrae Ford.

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  9. UTEP football: New group of corners shining so far in springRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | El Paso Times

    For the first time in at least a decade, UTEP enters spring football knowing it runs a house built on defense. That's how the Miners went to a bowl last season, and with three of the four starting linemen back, both starting linebackers returning and two of the three safeties stepping right back in, that's a formula for prosperity.

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  10. UTEP football: New group of corners shining so far in springRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | El Paso Times

    For the first time in at least a decade, UTEP enters spring football knowing it runs a house built on defense. That's how the Miners went to a bowl last season, and with three of the four starting linemen back, both starting linebackers returning and two of the three safeties stepping right back in, that's a formula for prosperity.

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  11. UTEP football: Spring ball practice interviews 3/2Read the original story

    Mar 2, 2015 | Miner Rush

    Coach Kugler talked about the quarterback competition and how they will manage the battle throughout the spring after Monday's first practice of spring ball. Vying for the quarterback spot is Mack Leftwich who also speaks to the camera, and UTEP's newest offensive weapon JUCO transfer Elliott Oldham talks about his first workout with the Miners.

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  12. UTEP football: Miners look for backup tailback to take big loadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | El Paso Times

    Battles for backup positions are never going to be the headline grabbers like the scrum for quarterback that will define spring for the UTEP football team, but perhaps tailback should be an exception. The Miners want to run the ball 40 times per game, they want to hold Aaron Jones to 25 of those, and there is an intriguing stable of candidates competing for those other 15 rushes.

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  13. UTEP football notebook: Spring quarterback battle beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | El Paso Times

    After a wet first day of spring practice Monday, UTEP coach Sean Kugler was jokingly asked if he's picked a quarterback yet, to which he replied, "I'm not naming anybody until they put pads on." The Miners will have pads Friday.

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  14. UTEP football: Battles for depth highlight spring to-do listRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | El Paso Times

    When Sean Kugler looks at the roster for the third spring of his reign, the first thing that jumps off the page is how full it is. The road here has been two years in the making, since he blew up that first roster he was handed in 2013 and began rebuilding it in his image.

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  15. Ex-UTEP Miner to participate in NFL CombineRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | El Paso Times

    UTEP tight end Eric Tomlinson, center, catches a pass for a first down as Rice's Jaylon Finner and Alex Lyons, left, defend during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Houston. The tight end is one of five Conference USA student-athletes to be invited to the combine and is one of 19 tight ends participating in workouts Friday.

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  16. UTEP football: Minimal defections, heavy freshman depth highlight released rosterRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2015 | Miner Rush

    UTEP updated the official 2015 roster on their website showing a number of freshman, and plenty of proven depth throughout. UTEP Athletics had released the 2015 football roster a few weeks ago before signing day then added the signed class of 2015 so I took a look at the demographics.

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  17. Golden, Jones and Watkins Named to All-C-USA TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | El Paso Times

    UTEP Kick returner Autrey Golden, running back Aaron Jones and offensive lineman Jerel Watkins were announced to the All-Conference USA second team Tuesday, as selected by the league's 13 head football coaches. Golden, who was second team last season, is the current active leader in FBS in kickoff returns for touchdowns , while one away from tying the all-time record.

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  18. Ex-El Dorado football star M.J. McFarland says he is headed to UTEPRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | El Paso Times

    Following several days of speculation after the former El Dorado football star announced his transfer from Texas, the 6-foot-4, 249-pound tight end said he will enroll at UTEP and begin practices with the Miners later this month for his final year of eligibility. A perennial academic honor roll recipient and two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection, McFarland has his degree and will be eligible to play this year.

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  19. El Dorado football star M.J. McFarland close to final decision on transferRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | El Paso Times

    Texas tight end M.J. McFarland is tackled by Baylor safety Sam Holl in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Sources indicated former El Dorado football star M.J. McFarland is strongly considering a transfer to UTEP for his senior year, but McFarland said Thursday afternoon he has yet to finalize a decision.

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  20. 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl: Jameill Showers poised and sharp in televised practiceRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 | Miner Rush

    Two graduated Miners took part in the first round of televised practices for the 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Wednesday with Jameill Showers outclassing his quarterback peers mentally, and Eric Tomlinson showing off his physical strength. You can be 6'5, 230-plus-something, have a rocket arm, and become a NFL draft pick at the quarterback spot, but sometimes its the little things you do during the draft process that can go a long way when you're a long shot in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

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